When the Nigerian government said they would send astronauts into space by 2030, there were mixed reactions across different social media platforms. However, there are real life space enthusiasts in Nigeria who are subscribed to newsletters and attend webinars on the topic.
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) is making efforts in its capacity, but the space industry in Nigeria is young and nearly non-existent.
An astronaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. Although generally reserved for professional space travelers, the terms are sometimes applied to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists, and tourists.
How does a Nigerian study to become an astronaut? Are physical features a requirement? How much do astronauts earn? Does space travel have any long term health effects?
If you are a space enthusiast, astronaut wannabe or have ever wondered at any of these questions, then you may want to "Hangout with an Astronaut" this weekend. This programme is an interactive space science hangout that is designed to answer these questions.
This event is organized by the Space Generation Advisory Council(SGAC). It promises to be an insightful and interactive programme.
Date: Saturday 17th, September 2016.
Venue: Faculty of Science Lecture Theater, University of Lagos, Yaba, Lagos.
For inquiries and participation, call 08072545976
This post has been published for free as part of Techpoint.ng's Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.