Space race and us

Iran’s space programme has reached a fairly advanced level – so much so that the country recently sent a monkey into space. Pakistan had begun its space programme amid much fanfare in the mid-1960s with the launch of two rockets, Rehbar 1 and 2. This gave rise to concerns in India, which did not have a space programme back then.

Now, with India planning to land a man on the moon and Iran also way ahead of us in the space race, should we not try to find out where we went wrong? Was it due to massive corruption that we lost the race?

Shakir Lakhani
Thursday, February 07, 2013