Nigeria To Go Into Space With Low-Budget Space Program

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Nigeria’s probably best known export are the 419 scam letters. But this one appears to be for real: Nigeria is apparently looking to the sky to solve it’s earthly problems.

The country has launched satellites on the cheap to aid agricultural and medical initiatives and is seriously contemplating building an international spaceport.

“There are seminars and workshops to teach farmers how to read (NigeriaSat-1) maps and how to identify areas where they can plant rice, when to plant and when to harvest and also to provide a system for monitoring the health of the rice (crop),”

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