A delegation of Chinese astronauts paid a courtesy visit to President Hage Geingob at State House yesterday, 23 August. Astronauts Liu Yang and Chen Dong are in Namibia to create awareness and promote Space Science and Technology in the country.
This visit is informed by the renewed cooperation agreement on tracking telemetric and command station between Namibia and China.
Yang is the first female Chinese astronaut in space, while her colleague Dong holds the record for the longest stay in space by a Chinese astronaut.
Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.