- Last week, Ghana launched a Space Science and Technology Centre in Kuntunse to develop projects and programs in the field of astronomy, astrophysics, and more. The South African Department of Science and Technology and Vodafone have supported the establishment of this center and the development of the Ghana Radio Astronomy Project, which would collect data through the Kuntunse station as part of a network of antennas around the world.
- South African Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, will next week become the first entrepreneur to dock his own orbiter, Dragon, with the International Space Station. With no formal training in rocketry, Musk is a “self-taught” designer. SpaceX “aims to develop a family of launch vehicles which will ultimately reduce the cost and increase the reliability of space access by a factor of ten.”