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South Africa Creates Space Agency

SA to establish space agency The South African President Kgalema Motlanthe has signed the South African National Space Agency Bill into law, which could see South Africa setting up its own space agency later this year to pull together all space-related activities in the country under one banner. The agency will promote the peaceful use of outer space; foster research in astronomy, earth observation, communications, navigation and space physics; foster […]

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  • January 20, 2009
New South African Space Agency Wants Country to Play Role in Planetary Exploration

Space Age Launch Party The Times 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 Africa’s space strategy envisages our country playing a role. However, while space exploration is “the grandest human venture ever”, he says it is too cost-prohibitive to be undertaken by a single country, and South Africa’s eventual […]

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  • January 11, 2009