Islamabad (Online) Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced that the first Pakistani space mission will be shipped in 2022 under the country’s space program. “I am very happy that the process of selecting the first Pakistani astronaut is starting next year, 2020”.
He said that 50 astronauts would be shortlisted in the first phase, 25 of them would go to the final stage and in 2022, ‘Inshallah will go into the first Pakistani space and it will be a landmark move for Pakistan’s space program’. Earlier, during a press conference after the Federal Cabinet meeting in Islamabad on October 25 last year, Fawad Chaudhry confirmed that the government had earlier approved to send Pakistani astronauts into space and the first Pakistani under space program. Will be sent into space within 4 years.
Fawad Chaudhry had said that the first Pakistani man to go into space with the cooperation of Chinese manned space agency (CMSA), an aviation investigator, was informed. And a contract has also been signed with Sparko, a Pakistani-based aviation investigator.
The Federal Information Minister termed the work as very important for Pakistan’s space program, saying it would usher in a new era of technology and space programs. It is important to note that Pakistan has prepared locally this July. The two satellites were also sent to space for the first time. In July, Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS) One and Pakistan Technology Evolution Satellite (PakTest One) were sent into space.