On Sunday, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said Pakistan was committed to send its first astronaut to space by 2022 in collaboration with China.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology said the selection process for the astronaut would start in 2020, state-owned wire service quoted him as saying during an interview to a private news channel.
Initially, 50 persons would be selected and then the list would come down to 25 in 2022, out of them only one would be sent to space, he said.
The Pakistani Air Force would play an important role in the astronaut’s selection, he said.
To a question, the minister said the debris of India’s first space mission namely ‘Shakti’, which had failed, was even posing dangers to the space missions of other countries.
Earlier, on July 25, the minister had proudly announced that Pakistan would send its first citizen into space by 2022 following a selection process.
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17 November, 2019