Afronauts, Photos Inspired by Zambia’s Forgotten Cold War Space Program

Afronauts by Cristina De Middel

Afronauts by Cristina De Middel

Afronauts by Cristina De Middel

Afronauts by Cristina De Middel

Afronauts by Cristina De Middel

“Afronauts” by Spanish photographer Cristina De Middel is a fictional photo essay inspired by the true story of Zambian school teacher and eccentric Edward Makuka Nkoloso, who started an unofficial amateur space program in his home country in 1964, during the height of the Space Race. Here’s a short clip on Nkoloso’s program via British TV channel Sky1:

via Wired

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