Was Zambia in the space race?

Did Zambia try to go to Mars?

Nkoloso stated goals of the program were to establish a Christian ministry to “primitive” Martians, and the hope of Zambia becoming the “controllers of the Seventh Heaven of Interstellar space”. … It is said that he then asked UNESCO for a grant of £7,000,000 in Zambian pounds to support his space program.

When did Zambia go to the moon?

In October 1964, Zambia celebrated its status as a newly independent country. At the same time, a school teacher was working on a project to make Zambia the first country to send a human to the moon.

When did Zambia go to Mars?

16-year-old Matha Mwamba was chosen as the first person to attempt a mission to Mars. Nkoloso claimed that by the end of 1964 the teenage girl astronauta, along with two cats and a Christian missionary, would make the journey to the Moon and then on to Mars.

What is an afronaut?

(ăs′trə-nôt′) A person trained to pilot, navigate, or otherwise participate as a crew member of a spacecraft. [astro- + Greek nautēs, sailor (from naus, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots).]

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