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A total of 1,259 Gulf residents have applied to join a program that is aiming to establish the first human settlement on the planet Mars by 2023, with the majority coming from Saudi Arabia, a spokesperson for the Dutch company behind the ambitious project exclusively told Arabian Business.
The Mars One Astronaut Selection Program received more than 202,586 applications from people around the world seeking to be among the first to obtain a one-way ticket to live on the Red Planet.
Organisers said applicants come from over 140 countries, with the largest coming from the US (47,654), India (20,747), China (13,176), Brazil (10,289) and Great Britain (8,497).
A spokesperson for Mars One told Arabian Business a total of 1,259 residents from the six GCC countries applied to join the program. With 477 applications, the majority of would-be Gulf astronauts seeking to blast into space came from Saudi Arabia.
Bahrain registered 421 applicants, followed by Kuwait with 142 and Qatar with 122.
Everyone of us like to stare at stars while camping and hangout in deserts, But this time Kuwait Science Club has opened Astronomical Museum name “Alaujairy’s Astronomical Museum” where you can enjoy the universe around the earth with 3d effect videos which is its first kind of Museum in Kuwait but I don’t know whether in gulf too or not. Yesterday I had a short visit of this museum but my bad that my DSLR camera was not with me and my phone didn’t support me in low light, still something is better then nothing.
Almost everyone of us know Dr. Saleh Moahmmed Alaujairy, The one and only who is known as the backbone of all Astronomical field development in Kuwait and part of our universities syllabus or in other words we can say that it was his dream comes true in shape of “Al Aujairy’s Astronomical Museum”.
As I stepped in, it really felt me like that now I am very far from earth, For a while you will really find you very close to stars and planets with sound effects. They has placed real stones from moon and many more astronomical stuff & telescopes…etc