Creative Disturbance
The New Afronaut

In Christina de Middel's website, one can read the following: "In 1964 a Zambian science teacher named Edwuard Makuka decided to train the first African crew to travel to the moon. His plan was to use an aluminium rocket to put a woman, two cats and a missionary into Space". Unfortunately the project never came to fruition but the expression, coined by Makuka, has been adopted in space culture. This podcast is an interview of Mandla Maseko, the first black African to travel into space, by Yvan Tina and Roger Malina. 

Direct download: The_New_Afronaut.mp3
Category:Virtual Africa -- posted at: 11:30pm CST