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The countdown has started for the launch of the historic Karoo village of Matjiesfontein into a new era of space exploration, including Nasa’s next trip to put a human on the moon.

Construction of a lunar exploration ground site (LEGS) communications facility to support lunar and deep space missions is due to start within the next three months, according to South African National Space Agency (Sansa) business development manager Tiaan Strydom.   ..

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