Nigeria and U.S. Partner for Historic First African Human Spaceflight

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Nigeria is set to launch its first human spaceflight in partnership with the United States, marking a historic moment for Africa. The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Space Exploration and Research Agency (SERA) to send six astronauts, including a Nigerian, into space aboard the New Shepard spacecraft. This initiative aligns with Nigeria's National Space Policy and Program, which identified human spaceflight as a key objective[. The partnership, facilitated by Dr. Ann Agi from the Learn Space Foundation, will democratize space exploration and inspire young Nigerians to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The selection of the Nigerian astronaut will be through an open democratic process managed by SERA. This historic collaboration marks Nigeria's growing significance in the global space community and showcases the country's advancements in space science and technology.








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