Pakistan to send Astronauts into space

Pakistan with the collaboration of China will be able to send Pakistani astronauts into space within next two years, said Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman.

The chief made this announcement while addressing as a chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of AirTech’17 Conference hosted by Air University, Islamabad.

Addressing the ceremony Chief of Air Staff said that the purpose of education and learning must be adding latest technologies for the positive progress of the humanity.

Air University Vice-Chancellor AVM (retd) Faaiz Amir was also present at the occasion.

Answering a question the Air Chief said that Pakistan is currently working on next-generation air crafts with the collaboration support of China. “In addition, China is also providing technical support to Pakistan for launching satellite programme,” he further said.

He further said that Pakistan is manufacturing 16 to 20 JF-17 aircrafts every year, which are much better than F-16 in performance.