Tag: neil armstrong

Adesina cleared to stand for a second term at the AfDB as probe exonerates him

When Adesina was elected, in 2015, he was seen as a breath of fresh air in development finance in the continent. He had studied in the United States, the same university that produced astronaut Neil Armstrong, and slogged his way up through development work in Africa and a stint as the agriculture minister of Nigeria – the country of his birth. He promised action and spoke passionately about Africa

How this putty from Krugersdorp connects Africa to the moon

The day Neil Armstrong made his small step for man and giant leap for mankind on July 20 1969. Most people know that, but few know that a small piece of Africa was on the moon years before Armstrong blasted off. It was a piece of putty made in -believe it or not- a factory west of Johannesburg. Intrigued? CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop filed this report.

NASA used this SA product for first moon landing

This weekend the news was full of the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon. The day Neil Armstrong made his small step for man and giant leap for mankind on July 20 1969.
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