I'll have my first Zambian astronaut on the Moon by 1965 ... [W]e are using my own firing system, derived from the catapult ... I'm getting [my astronauts] ... acclimatised to space travel by placing them in my space capsule every day. It's a 40-gallon oil drum in which they sit, and then I roll them down a hill. This gives them the feeling of rushing through space. I also make them swing from the end of a long rope. When they reach the highest point I cut the rope. This produces the feeling of free fall. - Edward Mukaka Nkoloso Director-General of the Zambian National Academy of Space Research November 3, 1964

source: The Experts Speak, p 261 tags: Mistake, Science