Launching within 7 years
Thailand’s science industry recently made waves after Chulalongkorn University announced their game plan to make a COVID-19 vaccine for Thais. Now, the country’s Minister of Higher Education Anek Laothamtas is taking things a big step further – he’s set a goal to launch Thailand’s first orbiting spacecraft to the moon within 7 years.
Guess the sky isn’t the limit if you want to reach the stars.
A more innovative future in Thailand
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At a press conference at Chulalongkorn University on 14th December 2020, the minister took a vow to move Thailand forward towards a brighter and more innovative future. Doing so also hopes to inspire citizens that Thailand will no longer be a developing country.
In regards to his to-the-moon plan, he added that the country would be the 5th Asian country to launch a space vessel following China, India, Japan, and South Korea.
May science be with the country
Image credit: European Space Agency
Looks like Thailand’s ministers are coming up with ambitious plans and pushing exploration to another level.
The country has been relying on tourism and perhaps we might even start space tours like Elon Musk’s SpaceX programme. Let’s see what the future holds!