- Yesterday the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule, developed by SpaceX—headed by South African Elon Musk—launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral. This mission, if successful, will be the first attempt by a private company to haul cargo into space. On Thursday the Dragon capsule will attempt to dock the International Space Station.
- Foreign Policy has featured an article supporting South Africa’s bid for SKA. The piece, written by John Glassey of African Brains, suggests that regional cooperation will flourish if South Africa is ultimately chosen as the SKA host site. The next meeting for SKA committee members is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 25.