Nigeria To Send Astronauts To Space By 2015

Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Ita Okon Bassey,  Thursday, said that Nigeria would by 2015 put its first set of astronauts to space.

He said the move was part of government efforts to boost the economy through space technology.

He also said technology transfer agreements between Nigerian entrepreneurs and their technical partners abroad had saved Nigeria over N16 billion between May 2011 and March 2012.

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