Space Age Launch Party
And what of space travel? Will the galaxy eventually be filled with Afronauts, floating around in capsules, chewing on biltong and playing air bongos?
[Peter] Martinez says South Africaâ€™s space strategy envisages our country playing a role. However, while space exploration is â€œthe grandest human venture everâ€, he says it is too cost-prohibitive to be undertaken by a single country, and South Africaâ€™s eventual aim is to join the 17 other nations signed up to the Global Space Exploration Strategy.
â€œCan you imagine the inspirational power of South Africa being part of a rover team on another planet?â€ enthuses Martinez.