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July 9, 2019 | Via CNN

South African ‘Spaceboy’ Set to be First Black African in Space Dies in Crash

Mandla Maseko, the South African former DJ who won a chance to become the first black African in space, has died in a motorbike crash, his family said in a statement. Maseko, 30, beat 1 million other contenders to win a trip to space sponsored by the Axe Apollo Space Academy, which had yet to be scheduled by the time of his death.

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