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Two SA teens chosen to reach for the stars in NASA space programme

Two young South African teens have been selected to be part of a world-famous space program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Institute in the United States.

The duo, Divan Beukman and Alme Engelbrecht, were chosen among 50 worthy entrants for the intense two-week training course on the planning of a trip to the moon.

Engelbrecht, a grade 11 pupil at Hugenote Hoerskool in Wellington, says she applied through her school, was shortlisted for an interview, and later announced as a lucky participant.

She says she loves science and has a passion for space exploration, which she hopes to expand.

It was a perfect opportunity for me to broaden my knowledge and see what it really takes to go into space.

Alme Engelbrecht, pupil at Hugenote Hoerskool

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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