During the competition, Maseko, who had been one of the original 100 finalists, traveled to the states to undergo a series of tests:  assault courses, skydiving, air combat and G-force training, building and launching a rocket, and a written aptitude test. He completed his training for judge and legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

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Little Known Black History Fact: Mandla Maseko  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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