Would-be African astronaut dies in road crash

Would-be African astronaut dies in road crash

A South African who won the chance to be the first black African in space has died in a motorbike accident. Mandla Maseko, 30, was killed on Saturday. In 2013, Maseko, a South African Air Force member, beat one million entrants to win one of 23 places at a space academy in the US.

Beck70 6 months

Well that's a bummer.

Mister Manager
Mister Manager 6 months

"Cyril, that's like killing a unicorn!"

SimonR 6 months

Obviously going in the US space program, nothing african made.

Judi Em
Judi Em 6 months

Sad. What a shame.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 6 months

Fuck. Poor soul. Won't ever get to see the outer rims of space.

Robert Talbot
Robert Talbot 6 months

Press F to pay respects

The Civic Nationalist
The Civic Nationalist 6 months

According to motorcyclists, it was worth it.

Josh O
Josh O 6 months

Why does it say "black African"? Just say African, that's redundant.

Sean Donahue
Sean Donahue 6 months

Thats a real shame.

Sip N Speak
Sip N Speak 6 months

So another contest will be held to replace him?

Paul C
Paul C 6 months

RIP Mandla Maseko.

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