Thailand to build its own spacecraft to orbit the moon within 7 years starting this January, says MHESI Minister

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Bangkok –

Thailand is planning to build and launch its own spacecraft to orbit and explore the moon within 7 years, the Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) claimed today.

Innovation Minister Anek Laothamatas revealed to the press during a press conference of “Covid-19 Vaccine For Thais” at Chulalongkorn University auditorium today, December 14, that besides Thailand’s own Covid-19 vaccination, the Thai government is going to officially announce a spacecraft project in the middle of January next year.

PHOTO: Thairath

The spacecraft will be launched and orbit the moon in the next 7 years, according to the Minister. Thailand would be the fifth country in Asia to send its own spacecraft to the moon, after ones from China, India, Japan, and South Korea.

The project is initially planned for 7 years and may primarily be established under a fund from the Thai people. More details for funding will be announced later, he added.

PHOTO: Thairath

Anek stated: “Besides the important announcement of Covid-19 vaccine production, we also proudly announce that Thailand will be the fifth nation in Asia that will be able to build a spacecraft and send it to orbit the moon.”

“Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation and the Thai government promise to continuously move forward for the future of our country. The project will forever change the whole perspective of Thai people that Thailand is no longer a developing country but is a country with a future, opportunity, and hope.”


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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.