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The woman leading UAE's Mars mission 负责阿联酋火星任务的女科学家



The woman leading UAE's Mars mission 负责阿联酋火星任务的女科学家


有关 “new space exploration(新的太空探索)” 的词汇


What is the UAE’s new spacecraft called?


Sarah Al-Amiri is the scientist in charge of taking the United Arab Emirates to Mars.


Sarah Al-Amiri, scientist
I was interested in space just by being mesmerised by the vast largeness of space and the complexity of understanding and learning about it.

莎拉·阿尔-阿米利     科学家

So far, the UAE has only launched satellites into Earth’s orbit. Getting to Mars will be a huge leap. It’s also a big deal for the Arab world - it’s their first inter-planetary mission.


The country’s spacecraft is called Hope. It’s taken six years to build, with help from US scientists.

阿联酋的宇宙飞船被称为 “希望号”。在美国科学家的帮助下,“希望号” 耗时六年时间建成。

Sarah Al-Amiri, scientist
We’ve tested and tested and tested this spacecraft to ensure that it can survive every single scenario, and now all of that rests on a launch pad on top of a rocket that’s destined to [go to] a planet that’s millions of kilometres away from us.

莎拉·阿尔-阿米利     科学家

The spacecraft will launch on a Japanese rocket and take seven months to reach Mars. Once it’s there, it will study the planet’s atmosphere.


Sarah Al-Amiri, scientist
It is a weather satellite of Mars that it provides us comprehensive understanding of the weather throughout the times of the day, during [in] different regions and at [in] different seasons, and that gives us the comprehensive view that we require.

莎拉·阿尔-阿米利     科学家

This could help to solve a major Martian mystery. The Red Planet was once covered in rivers and oceans like Earth. Studying its atmosphere could help to explain how it became the barren, dusty place it is today. But Sarah says it’s not just about the science.

这可能有助于解开一个关于火星的重大谜团。这颗 “红色星球” 曾像地球一样被河流和海洋覆盖。研究火星的大气层有助于解释它是如何变成了今天这个贫瘠、多尘的地方。但莎拉说,这项任务不只是和科学有关。

Sarah Al-Amiri, scientist
For children at school today, this mission has opened up new opportunities for all of us to work in designing and developing a planetary exploration mission. This is something that we couldn’t fathom could have been possible to work in the UAE.

莎拉·阿尔-阿米利     科学家

If this mission does succeed, a new player in the global space race will have truly arrived.



a big deal 大事,一件非常重要的事情

destined 被发往某地

comprehensive 全面的,详尽的

Martian mystery 有关火星的谜团

space race (国家之间的)太空竞赛


The UAE’s new spacecraft is called Hope.



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