Pak anxious to be first ride in Chinas space mission

MONITORNG REPORT IBD: Chairman of the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission Ahmed Bilal has said that if China starts taking foreign astronauts to outer space, his country would like to be the first candidate.

"We also want to cooperate with China in remote sensing technology and educating the public about space," the China Daily quoted Bilal as saying during his recent visit to Beijing.

"We would like to train astronauts from other countries and

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