Entrepreneur Plans to Become First Ugandan Space Tourist

The First Ugandan in Outer Space
The East African

This year, Ashish Thakkar, who believes heights have always worked magic for him, is planning a far more daring escapade that is going to take him rather higher than the top of the Burj al Arab.

Instead of a constellation of man-made lights, this time around he will be surrounded by the countless trillions of stars in the universe.

The 28 year-old resident of Kampala is among the initial group of Virgin Galactic space tourists who have signed on for a trip to outer space that includes four to five minutes of weightlessness and will take 2.5 hours.

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