Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Paging Bob Geldof!

South Africa To Have First Space Agency By Next Year:
It is important that poverty-stricken South Africa have it own space agency so the country can cooperate with other countries on science-related issues, according to Mosibudi Mangena, the country's science and technology minister.
The minister denies that the space initiative is an unecessary expense in a country where close to half the adult population is unemployed and HIV/AIDS has infected roughly a quarter of the adult population.