In 1964, Zambia becomes independent and launches a space program that should have enabled Africans and the country to join in the achievements towards the conquest of space: to set foot on the moon. Edward Makuka, researcher in charge of the program had the responsibility of getting the necessary financial support. Unfortunately, the financial aid never came. Thus the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of African history, surrounded by war, violence, drought and famine.
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