On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, the Federal Government signed an agreement with the Space Exploration and Research Agency (SERA), a U.S. company, to send a Nigerian to space.
How To Become The First Nigerian To Travel to Space

Nigeria has yet to send a human to space.

In April 2024, the agency announced a partnership with Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer, to develop a human spaceflight programme aimed at fostering inclusivity for nations historically lacking access to space.

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Also, this programme offers regular citizens from these countries the chance to participate in groundbreaking spaceflights.

Furthermore, SERA reserved six seats to allocate to partner nations on a future Blue Origin New Shepard spaceflight.

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Nigeria has now acquired one of those seats

However, the process to become the first Nigerian in space is pretty straightforward.

  1. The application is open to any Nigerian older than 18 years.
  2. You don’t have to be a scientist, mathematician, engineer, or any other specific discipline.
  3. You will be able to sign up online, but a registration date has not been announced yet.
  4. The process will be in stages after which four finalists will be selected.
  5. There will be a public voting phase that allows Nigerians vote for who will become the first person from the country to travel to space.

The timeline for the suborbital spaceflight remains unclear.

Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket is typically used to take passengers to the edge of the space.

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