Afronauts

Remembering the National Academy of Science, Space Research, and Philosophy—i.e., Zambia’s post-independence 1960s space program.

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 Cristina de Middel—Afronauts Zambia Space Program
Cristina de Middel—Afronauts Zambia Space Program
Cristina de Middel—Afronauts Zambia Space Program

 

Cristina de Middel—Afronauts Zambia Space Program

Cristina de Middel is a documentary photographer and artist living and working in Uruapan, Mexico. De Middel self-published The Afronauts in 2012, a photobook about the short-lived Zambian space program in Southern Africa.

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