PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World The United Arab Emirates is jumping on the Mars exploration bandwagon Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/681088/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend The United Arab Emirates doesn't have a space program to rival that of the US or Russia. But it plans to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021. It's to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding.