Satellite centre scores with Nasa

Satellite centre scores with Nasa

US-based technology giant Lockheed Martin has selected South Africa’s CSIR Satellite Applications Centre as a critical ground support station for two of Nasa's deep space research missions.
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South Africa’s ‘Afronaut’ back on Earth

Mark Shuttleworth had a busy eight days aboard the International Space Station: conducting scientific experiments, photographing key ecological areas, inspiring schoolchildren with live conversations via HAM radio - he even fitted in chats with Nelson Mandela and President Thabo Mbeki.
coelacanth project

Coelacanth project takes off

The coelacanth, a prehistoric fish that has lived in the Indian Ocean for 400 million years, and thought until 1938 to be extinct, is now the subject of a government-backed research project off the coast of Sodwana Bay, coupled with an educational programme in rural schools in KwaZulu-Natal.

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