Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika, has announced that the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket launched into space by the United States, flew over Nigeria.
The trio into space marked the first time since 2011 that a space shuttle left the US soil.
Sirika wrote on his Twitter, “SpaceX just flew over Nigeria on its way to the Space Station. Future Aviation coming closer!”
NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off on Saturday and entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey.
The mission would be complete and labelled as successful, only if the crew members return to earth safely in a few months time.