Nigeria Aims to Launch Its Own Rockets Into Space

Following the successful launch of SAT- 2 and SAT- X to the orbit on August 17, nigeria’s Federal Government is set to launch its own rocket into space.

Minister of Science and Technology, Professor Ita Okon Bassey Ewa, stated this when he received a nine-man delegation from Nigerian Institute of Physics, led by its national president, Professor Emeka Okwueze.

He said the launch of a rocket into space will be Nigeria’s next goal in space technology, adding that the launch of a rocket after the successful launch of SAT-2 and SAT X, would increase knowledge of physics teachers and enable them teach the principles of physics in orbit.

He said: “The launch of rockets into space will be our next port of call.”