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UAE space center to simulate Mars expedition in metaverse

MBRSC and Bedu will work together to develop the strategy

UAE space center to simulate Mars expedition in metaverse
[Source photo: Anvita Gupta/Fast Company Middle East]

UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will simulate the manned 2117 Mars expedition in the metaverse. Bedu, a UAE-based Web3 company, will oversee the project and collaborate with MBRSC on ideation, creative development, and visualizing the pieces of the 2117 metaverse.

The 2117 metaverse will include virtual experiences for visitors, allowing them to explore “the sensations of being in space and setting foot on the Red Planet,” WAM reported.
The initiative aims to raise public understanding of the difficulties associated with exploration and colonization.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, gave the MBRSC the go-ahead in 2017 to spearhead the nation’s plan to establish the first human community on Mars by the year 2117, in coordination with international space organizations. 

“With 2117, we aspire to deliver a full experience-driven Metaverse that focuses on creating endless opportunities for both individuals and organizations,” said Amin Al Zarouni, chief executive officer at Bedu.

“As we set our sights on challenging destinations for exploration with humans and robots, innovative ideas and future thinking will be critical to helping us reach new milestones,” said Adnan Al Rais, program manager at MBRSC.

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