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Mission Mars: UAE's Amal Spacecraft Lifts Off From Japan - See Pics

A United Arab Emirates spacecraft rocketed into blue skies from a Japanese launch center Monday at the start of a seven-month journey to Mars on the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission.

World | Associated Press | July 20, 2020, 3:47 pm
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 A United Arab Emirates spacecraft rocketed into blue skies from a Japanese launch center on July 20 at the start of a seven-month journey to Mars on the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. (MHI via AP)

A United Arab Emirates spacecraft rocketed into blue skies from a Japanese launch center on July 20 at the start of a seven-month journey to Mars on the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. (MHI via AP)

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 Emirati men clap as they watch the launch of the

Emirati men clap as they watch the launch of the "Amal" or "Hope" space probe at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Image: AP)

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 An H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan. (Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP)

An H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan. (Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP)

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 An H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan. (Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP)

An H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan. (Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP)

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 An H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan. (Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP)

An H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan. (Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP)

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 Emirati men watch the launch of the

Emirati men watch the launch of the "Amal" or "Hope" space probe at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Image: AP)

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 An H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan. (Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP)

An H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan. (Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP)

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 An Emirati man wipes a tear away with his face mask due to the coronavirus pandemic while watching the launch of the

An Emirati man wipes a tear away with his face mask due to the coronavirus pandemic while watching the launch of the "Amal" or "Hope" space probe at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Image: AP)

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 An H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan. (MHI via AP)

An H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan. (MHI via AP)

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 Naohiko Abe of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., and Sarah AlAmeeri of United Arab Emirates Ministry of Advanced Technology, celebrate after a launch of a United Arab Emirates spacecraft at Tanegashima Space Center on a small southern Japanese island. (MHI via AP Photo)

Naohiko Abe of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., and Sarah AlAmeeri of United Arab Emirates Ministry of Advanced Technology, celebrate after a launch of a United Arab Emirates spacecraft at Tanegashima Space Center on a small southern Japanese island. (MHI via AP Photo)

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 Sarah AlAmeeri of United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Advanced Technology attends a news conference at Tanegashima Space Center on a small southern Japanese island after a launch of a United Arab Emirates spacecraft. (MHI via AP Photo)

Sarah AlAmeeri of United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Advanced Technology attends a news conference at Tanegashima Space Center on a small southern Japanese island after a launch of a United Arab Emirates spacecraft. (MHI via AP Photo)

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 An H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan. (MHI via AP)

An H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter Hope lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan. (MHI via AP)

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 Mohammed al-Mannaee, an announcer with Dubai TV, reacts as he watches the launch of the

Mohammed al-Mannaee, an announcer with Dubai TV, reacts as he watches the launch of the "Amal" or "Hope" space probe at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Image: AP)

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 Mohammed AlAhbabi of UAE Space Agency attends a news conference at Tanegashima Space Center on a small southern Japanese island after a launch of a United Arab Emirates spacecraft. (MHI via AP Photo)

Mohammed AlAhbabi of UAE Space Agency attends a news conference at Tanegashima Space Center on a small southern Japanese island after a launch of a United Arab Emirates spacecraft. (MHI via AP Photo)

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 This photo released by MHI, shows the separation of SRB-As after the H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates’ Mars orbiter Hope launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan. (MHI via AP)

This photo released by MHI, shows the separation of SRB-As after the H-IIA rocket with United Arab Emirates’ Mars orbiter Hope launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan. (MHI via AP)

  • First Published: July 20, 2020, 1:29 pm

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