In a latest development, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced that Pakistan will send its “first person to space” in 2022. In a Tweet, the minister said that selection process shall begin from February 2020. Starting with 50 pilots, the list will come down to 25 and finally one will be selected to carry out the mission.
Hailing from far flung village in Turbat, Balochistan, Dr. Yarjan Abdul Samad has made Pakistan proud by being the first Pakistani at Cambridge Graphene Centre, which researches and manufacture devices used in space. Dr. Yarjan is also the first Balochi scientist sent to outer space for purpose of scientific research and wishes to help make SUPARCO better with his experience.