July 21, 2024
FG partners US space agency to send first Nigerian to space
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FG partners US space agency to send first Nigerian to space

The Federal Government and the US Space Exploration and Research Agency, SERA, have signed a memorandum of understanding on human space flight missions which will also see a Nigerian land in space for the first time.

The MoU, which is aimed at fostering the development of critical technologies and infrastructure, was signed in Abuja on Wednesday between the National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, on behalf of the Federal Government and SERA.

Mr. Uche Nnaji, the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Technology, said the partnership is important in transforming Nigeria’s space programme.

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Joshua Skurla, the co-founder of SERA, said the agency is honoured to partner with NASRDA, noting that Nigeria has a rich history of scientific and technological innovation.