Come May 2017, African girls will have made their mark in space; potentially, the first of many to come. That could be so after news about 14 South African girls designed and developed a payload of satellite set to be sent to space next year.
The satellite will be used to collect data that will be used to support farming activities on the continent. The girls want to use meteorological data collected from space to help African farmers prepare for natural calamities and be food secure.
This project was spearheaded by South Africa’s Meta Economic Development Organization (MEDO) in collaboration with the U.S.-based Morehead State University.
Currently, the girls are undergoing training session by a team of engineers from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. The girls are part of a concerted effort to get more African girls have an interest in the world of STEM.
These girls are also hoping to one day get the chance to journey to space. As you can pick up from …read more