Meet the First Filipino Astronaut, Chino Roque

 Filipino astronaut Chino Roque (Source: rappler.com/Axe Philippines)

Filipino astronaut Chino Roque (Source: rappler.com/Axe Philippines)

Chino Roque always wanted to become an astronaut and follow in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the two men widely credited as the first two people to step on the moon. Little did he know that he would soon get the chance of a lifetime to become the first ever Filipino astronaut, through the Axe Apollo Space Academy (AASA), a global program that aims to send out 23 individuals to space as part of the first commercial suborbital flights by XCOR Aerospace, reports Asian Journal.