Tuesday / 17 March 2015

Africa2Moon Issues Call For Mission Concepts


Africa2Moon Organizers Seeking To Identify Future Scientific Mission Objectives, Garner Increased Attention & Participation In Moon Mission Through Call For Proposals; Call Is Open To Individuals & Entities Worldwide, Though At Least Half Of Each Teams’ Members Must Be Based In Africa; Proposals Can Address Any Question Of Space Or Lunar Science, Achievable With Current Skills, Capabilities, Resources In Africa; Submissions Due By 30 Jun; Pictured: Africa2Moon Mission Administrator Peter Martinez

Image Credit: Africa2Moon, NASA

Thursday / 29 January 2015

Africa2Moon Mission Funding Campaign Closes In 2 Days


Africa2Moon Wants To Send Robotic Craft To Moon Orbit Or Surface To Provide Live Images For Africa Classrooms Thereby Raising Space Awareness, Providing High-Tech Project To Keep Graduates In Country, Bringing Investment Opportunities & Skills Training To Africa; Partnered With UN Foundation #GivingTuesday Initiative, Seeking Private Funding For US$150,000 For Phase 1 Mission Concept & Feasibility Study; Fundraising Campaign Ends 31 Jan

Pictured: Mission Administrator Professor Peter Martinez (L); Project Administrator Jonathan Weltman

Image Credit: Africa2Moon, Rueters, Foundation for Space Development of South Africa, NASA

Wednesday / 26 November 2014

First Africa Moon Mission Seeks To Inspire / Stimulate Growth In Continent


South Africa-Based Foundation For Space Development Announces First Africa Moon Mission; Africa2Moon Mission Will Be Crowdfunded Campaign To Send Lander Or Orbiter To Moon; Group Hopes To Raise US$150K For Phase 1 Mission Concept / Feasibility Study (Jan-Nov 2015); Team To Include Experts From Africa Universities / Industries, & International Space Experts; Mission Administrators Peter Martinez & Jonathan Weltman Hope Mission Can Highlight & Nurture Often Overlooked Positive Africa Aspects: Quickly Growing Economy, Young Enterprising Population

Image Credit: Foundation For Space Development, Africa2Moon

Weekend Edition / Fri-Mon 6-9 Dec 2013

Nelson Mandela A Role Model For Peaceful Moon Collaboration


Iconic Leader, Strong Supporter Of Human Equality & Freedom / Science & Technology Advancement In Africa, Saw Education As Most Powerful Tool To Change World; Apollo 11 Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin Calls Mandela “True Inspiration & Role Model For Peace & International Collaboration; Humanity More Likely To Succeed In Peacefully Developing Moon If World Leaders Follow His Example; Pictured: Nelson Mandela Peace Crater At Lacus Somniorum

Image Credit: lunasociety.org