A Nigerian Freeman Osonuga, has been shortlisted as one of the lucky persons to travel to space. Osonuga, a Medicine and Surgery graduate from Olabisi Onabanjo University, was selected through the Rising Star programme, launched at the One Young World Summit 2014 in Dublin.
The programme invited both One Young World Ambassadors and outstanding members of the public aged 18-35, to nominate themselves to take on the trip of a lifetime.
Osonuga is a 2015 WIRED Innovation Fellow. He will be speaking live on stage at the WIRED 2015 conference scheduled for October in London.
In late 2014, at the peak of Ebola epidemic in West Africa, he worked as a volunteer and worked with the African Union team of Ebola responders for six months in Sierra Leone.