Friday Oct 14, 2022

Episode #8 - The Crane: Episode #8 - Afronauts, the Scramble for Space, & China

In this episode, we talk about some of the ‘Afronauts’ who dreamt of reaching the moon before the US & Soviet Union, the new Global North scramble for extraplanetary resources, and what practical steps African nations are taking around space cooperation projects with China. 

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The Crane: An Africa-China Podcast is a bi-monthly podcast giving you a fresh look at the news, events, and debates around China-Africa relations from the perspective of two young(ish) Africans.

You can listen to all episodes of The Crane for free anywhere you get podcasts.

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