Beyond the Headlines: The meaning of the UAE's space missions

The Rashid lunar rover is only the latest project in the country's growing space programme

The UAE is launching the Arab world's first mission to the Moon — a new milestone for a country that has not looked back after sending the first Emirati into space in 2019.

The Rashid rover is flying on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

This week on Beyond the Headlines, host Suhail Akram looks at the build-up to the launch of the rover and its significance for the UAE’s space ambitions.

Updated: December 01, 2022, 6:28 PM