Mandla Maseko, a part-time disc jockey, participated in AXE Apollo Space Academy's 2013 competition to earn the right to fly a 103-kilometer space flight aboard an American Lynx Mark spacecraft. He stood out and won this contest by beating a million other candidates from 75 countries.
Subsequently, he had undergone a week of intense training, many physical and mental tests at the Kennedy Space Academy in Florida: in the program: jumps in free fall, flying on board fighter jets and resistance to flying. 'acceleration.
The flight should have been in 2015, but was canceled and postponed to a later date.
"L'Afronaute", as he was nicknamed, had always wanted to be a source of inspiration for young people.