Science

Fifty years after its creation, the Gandoul station reconnects Senegal to space

“Mr. President, I send you rays of sunshine from the sky. » On April 5, 1972, Léopold Sédar Senghor, the Senegalese president, made a historic phone call to his French counterpart, Georges Pompidou. The conversation takes the space route, thanks to a huge antenna erected in Gandoul, about forty kilometers from Dakar. This dish, 32 …

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Heading out to sea

The young magazine Spheresled by Lucas Bidault, Simon Rossi and César Marchal, seeks to change our view of underexplored environments through the stories of a few enthusiasts, and thus “understanding a facet of our society”. After issues dedicated to dancers, riders, or even tattooed people, this eighth issue takes us into the world of sailors. …

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