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“KE NAKO – IT’S TIME”
It’s time to show the world what Africa can do!
It’s time to inspire the minds and dreams of the “youngest” continent on Earth (50% – 19 or younger!)
It’s time to send African ingenuity to the Moon and provide future generations a reminder that we will always be there!
IN THE NEWS:
Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent. Its population is the youngest among all the continents; 50% of Africans are 19 years old or younger!
Today Africa is most often thought of as a continent in turmoil!
However, Africa is also very capable and starting to get onto its feet with 7 of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world last year.
Africa is also a continent renowned for the resilience, industry & ingenuity of its people. Alas, this we sometimes forget, no more so then when confronted with the struggles of our continent.
Inspiration is critical for the future of Africa. Inspiration leads to education and in turn education leads to opportunity and economic empowerment.
The #Africa2Moon Mission is being designed to inspire the youth of Africa to believe that “They Can Reach for the Moon” by reaching for the moon! through education & science.
The program’s primary objective will be to provide a series of public participation & scientific missions, over a multi-year period, culminating in a final Mission to the Moon.
This mission will transmit (video) images from the surface of, or in orbit around, the moon, that can then be relayed back and distributed via the internet (#Moon2Africa) into the classrooms in Africa thus inspiring our youth to believe in their own potential.
The mission will also provide a platform for one or more scientific experiments, to be defined by the scientific community. In this way the mission will also contribute to humankind’s knowledge of the moon and form part of Africa’s contribution to global space exploration activities.
The Foundation for Space Development has initiated this exciting endeavour, in collaboration with our supporters, and has launched a seed-funding campaign drive through various crowd-funding partners.
We hope to raise a minimum of $150,000 for Phase I of this program.
This preliminary phase will comprise the development of the full program; final mission concept and associated feasibility study; and outreach & public participation events for 2015.
The feasibility study will be the starting point for the next phase of the Africa2Moon, which will be an expanded outreach & participation program and a detailed final mission design.
Phase I is planned to run from Jan to Nov 2015.
We encourage you to be a part of this dream and to support the #Africa2Moon Mission from its inception!
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