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Bike crash kills South African man set to be first ‘Afronaut’

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Mandla Maseko, a DJ who won the chance to be the first black African in space, has died in a motorbike accidentA South African man who won the chance to be the first black African in space has died in a motorbike crash before turning his dream into reality.Mandla Maseko, a part-time DJ and candidate officer with the South African air force, was nicknamed “Afronaut” after landing a coveted seat to fly 103km (64 miles) into space in 2013 in a competition organised by a US-based space academy. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/08/south-african-man-set-to-be-first-afronaut-killed-in-bike-crash

Author : Agence France-Presse

Publish date : 2019-07-08 06:05:30

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