Frequent question: Which African country went to the moon?

Has Africa ever gone to space?

Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, first person of African descent and first Afro-Latino to fly in space.

Who is the first black woman in space?

Mae Jemison became the first black woman to travel into space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

How many people have been in space?

Statistics. As of January 2018, people from 37 countries have traveled in space. 553 people have reached Earth orbit. 556 have reached the altitude of space according to the FAI definition of the boundary of space, and 562 people have reached the altitude of space according to the American definition.

Did China land on the moon in 2020?

It was designed to test the lunar return spacecraft. Chang’e 5 was launched on 23 November 2020, landed near Mons Rümker on the moon on 1 December 2020, and returned to earth with 2 kilograms of lunar soil on 16 December 2020.

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