Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has launched the first Arab scientific magazine - ‘Red Planet’ dedicated to space science for children throughout the Arab World.
The magazine is issued in line with the Centre’s strategy to support and encourage the next generation to adopt innovation and show more interest in scientific knowledge and space science.
‘Red Planet’ is characterised by its simple and easy writing style that simulates the minds of a young audience and presents space science in a fun, interactive and simple way. The magazine focuses on amazing facts, entertaining information and science fiction stories, thus encouraging kids to read and eventually stimulating creativity and innovation.
The magazine utilised the latest creative designs and production arts in line with the requirements of journalism for kids through the use of innovative images and designs, as well as creative illustrations depicting facts about space and the latest scientific discoveries.
The magazine will be issued every two months for the young generation passionate about science and space exploration. The magazine is also to be distributed to a group of officials and those interested in kids’ education, as well as to libraries, universities and astronomy and space sciences centres and kids clubs.
The first issue features fictional stories and characters to stimulate the imagination, including a story about Jassem and Hessa, an Emirati brother and sister enthused by space, and an adventure featuring an Emirati astronaut who gets lost in a meteor storm. Also featured is the story of the details unknown to many relating to the risks and challenges faced by the first men on the moon aboard Apollo 11, the most famous spacecraft ever launched to space. Moreover, the issue reveals amazing facts about the universe, planets, galaxies, the life of astronauts in space, the secrets of Mars, scientific details of the Hope Probe journey to explore the Martian atmosphere and the story of the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, in addition to fun quizzes and games.
Mona Al Qemzi, Assistant Director General for Administrative and Financial Affairs at MBRSC and the Managing Editor of the Centre’s magazines ‘Majarat’ and the ‘Red Planet’ said: "MBRSC has a long-term planned strategy that aims to build a future generation in science in general and space specifically, to have future scientists and specialists who will continue our journey in space and advanced technology".