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International: Death of the first African black who should travel in space

South African Mandla Maseko, the first African black man who should travel to outer space, died at the age of 30 after a motorcycle accident, his family said on Sunday, July 7, 2019.  
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07/08/2019 - 12:30
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International: Death of the first African black who should travel in space

Mandla Maseko, a part-time disc jockey, participated in AXE Apollo Space Academy's 2013 competition to earn the right to fly a 103-kilometer space flight aboard an American Lynx Mark spacecraft. He stood out and won this contest by beating a million other candidates from 75 countries.

Subsequently, he had undergone a week of intense training, many physical and mental tests at the Kennedy Space Academy in Florida: in the program: jumps in free fall, flying on board fighter jets and resistance to flying. 'acceleration.

The flight should have been in 2015, but was canceled and postponed to a later date.

"L'Afronaute", as he was nicknamed, had always wanted to be a source of inspiration for young people.

 

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