A South African man who was relied upon to turn into the principal dark African in space was killed when his bike was struck by a vehicle on Saturday.
Mandla Maseko beat out a million people in 2013 to win a sub-orbital trek supported by the Ax Apollo Space Academy.
The 30-year-old Maseko, prevalently known as “Spaceboy” and “Afronaut,” was one of 23 individuals who won a seat on the outing to space.
“It is with profound misery that the Maseko family affirms that Mandla Maseko deplorably passed away in a bicycle mishap the previous evening, July 6 2019,” his business supervisor and dear companion Sthembile Shabangu said in a media discharge.
“Maseko will be painfully missed.” Shabangu said. “May Mandla Maseko’s sort and lovely soul rest in interminable harmony.”
The space flight was booked to be 60 minutes in length sub-orbital stumble on the Lynx Mark II spaceship. Anyway it had not yet occurred at the season of Maseko’s passing.
Maseko’s passing was met with an overflowing of misery via web-based networking media.
Shabangu said that despite the fact that Maseko did not finish up going into space, he would have needed his plan to spread.
“There were still rocket tests occurring before they could go up,” Shabangu said. “He truly imagined that on the off chance that he went up to space he could motivate youthful African youngsters that they could do anything. He used to dependably say that the sky was never again the breaking point.”
Subtleties for Maseko’s dedication administration are relied upon to be declared in the not so distant future.