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Cristina de Middel
In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the USA and the Soviet Union in the space race. Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the schoolteacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts, a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the African...

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2010. Pulula. From the series: Afronauts.
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2012. Question. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Iko Iko. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Hamba.

From the series: Afronauts.
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2012. Ifulegi. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Bambuit. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Umgodi. From the series: Afronauts.
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2012. Croquis. Collage.

From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Yinqaba. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Butunga. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Butungakuna. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Butungatana. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Butungamongo. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Osito Anda. Collage.

From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Butungaminga. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Butungabai. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Umeko. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Umunka. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. The newspaper op-ed by Edward Makuka Nkoloso.
"We're going...
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2010. Inyoni. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Mbulumbublu. From the series: Afronauts.
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2012. Ukulalana. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Kulunguele. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Inselele. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Jambo. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Ubotongo. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Zepplin. Collage.

From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Isimema. From the series: Afronauts.
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2009. Lala Kale. From the series: Afronauts.
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2009. Angani. From the series: Afronauts.
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2012. Manipulated map of Lusaka.

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2009. Mandala. From the series: Afronauts.
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2012. Umfundi. From the series: Afronauts.
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2010. Humu. From the series: Afronauts.
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2012. Bangundo. From the series: Afronauts.
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2012. Desfile. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Gwendalu. From the series: Afronauts.
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2012. Ikanda. From the series: Afronauts.
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2012. Satellite. From the series: Afronauts.
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2009. Kilimanju. From the series: Afronauts.
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2009. Amanzi. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Wolohka. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Katunga. From the series: Afronauts.
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2010. Aumbawe. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Botonba. From the series: Afronauts.
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2009. Bwana. From the series: Afronauts.
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2011. Simba. From the series: Afronauts.
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2012. Mayango. From the series: Afronauts.
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