astronaut

Meet the South Africans who hope to go to Mars

Divashen Govender, Kobus Vermeulen, Edwin le Grange, Adriana Marais and Alexandra Doyle have made it on to the shortlist of 100 candidates being considered for the Mars One space programme.

South African scientists track the sun’s storms

Space weather and solar flares have the potential to massively disrupt our planet's electronic, communication and power infrastructure. The South African National Space Agency's regional warning agency in Hermanus tracks the activity of the sun to forecast and help prevent these devastating superstorms.

South African scientists track the sun’s storms

Space weather and solar flares have the potential to massively disrupt our planet's electronic, communication and power infrastructure. The South African National Space Agency's regional warning agency in Hermanus tracks the activity of the sun to forecast and help prevent these devastating superstorms.

South Africans at the frontier on Play Your Part TV

The sixth episode of Brand South Africa's Play Your Part television series, which airs on SABC 2 on Sunday 20 July at 9pm, features pioneering South Africans who are Playing their Part by pushing the boundaries of technology, the environment and space.

The sky is not the limit for African astronaut Mandla Maseko

Nelson Mandela taught us not to let our circumstances stop us from achieving greatness. Mandla Maseko is doing just that. A part-time DJ from Mabopane who had to put his studies on hold because of financial constraints, is to become the first black astronaut.

The sky is not the limit for African astronaut Mandla Maseko

Nelson Mandela taught the world plenty of things; notably, don't let your circumstances stop you from achieving greatness. Mandla Maseko is doing just that. A part-time DJ from Mabopane who had to put his studies on hold because of financial constraints, he is to be the first black astronaut.

From township to space, the world’s first black African astronaut

It's a long way from Mabopane to outer space, but Mandla Maseko has strapped on his boots and is on the way there. The young DJ will be the first black African astronaut, after beating a million or so contestants to win the global Axe Apollo Space Academy competition.