20 July: The 50th anniversary of the moon landing, which SA helped plan

Man first walked on the moon fifty years ago on 20 July 1969 While the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of Neil Amstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin’s landing on the moon, few people know that the place where Eagle landed was planned from information researched by scientists working at the Hartebeesthoek deep space […]

First images of supermassive black hole revealed, and South Africa played a role in this

The first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow was revealed live at an international media conference in Brussels, Belgium on 10 April 2019. The South African media was part of the conference via a video link hosted at the University of Pretoria. The black hole is at the centre of […]

SANSA to play major role at increasing aviation safety

With the appointment as designated regional provider of space weather information by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) will play a major role in increasing safety in the African airspace. Aircraft flying in the continent’s airspace will rely on SANSA for the space weather component of their flight […]