Sheikh Mohammed Just Shared This Epic 'Space' Stamp From 50 Years Ago
Nothing quite shows the vision passed through generation quiet like this picture of a stamp issued in 1964 by then ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid. The stamp, entitled "Honoring Astronauts" signified Dubai's commitment to space programming. Now, over 50 years later, there is a space program worth $20bn and a mission to Mars with Emirati only crew.
If you weren't already 100% sure that we are living in a country, a city, that has great vision, desire and ability to fulfill, then this should confirm it. It's incredible what has been achieved in such a short space of time, not just in building the City, but way beyond that as well.
A stamp issued by then ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid, in 1964
A stamp issued by my father Sheikh Rashid 50 years ago, celebrating space sciences. We dreamed of such future ideas pic.twitter.com/zR2pK4FNmB— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) July 17, 2016
A Emirati only mission to Mars
Today we have a Dhs20 billion space sector, with a mission to Mars driven by a wholly Emirati team of scientists pic.twitter.com/1BJuongUN1— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) July 17, 2016
Absolutely love this quote
Dreams begin with ideas, a word, an image or even a postage stamp. As generations work to fulfill our dreams, we develop concrete realities— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) July 17, 2016