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We Shall Fly - Part Two

The official space agencies and programmes on the continent of Africa.

The official space agencies and programmes on the continent of Africa. Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock visits Nigeria, her father's birthplace, and asks why African nations are apparently so keen to journey into the future as a space-going continent. She finds people there are excited about space exploration and discovers her roots in a town where, according to Yoruba mythology, the world was created. But ultimately she wants to find out if space programmes restore a continent’s pride or are just vanity projects of the elite?

This programme was first broadcast in October 2016.

(Photo: Part of the ensemble of dishes forming South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope. Credit: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images)

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