Launch of “Uhuru”, the world’s first X-ray astronomy satellite. The space instrument was launched in 1970 by the Italians near Mombasa and was used to detect, survey and map celestial X-ray sources and gamma-ray emissions. It was the first U.S. spacecraft to be launched by another country in a foreign location. Kenya's renowned photojournalist Mohamed Amin, also known as 'Six Camera Mo' was best known as a great frontline photojournalist, but he spent more time documenting his country’s beauty, wildlife, culture, people and leaders than anything else. Mo managed to use his cameras for more than a generation to bring East Africa’s most powerful stories into world view.


  • Title: Uhuru Satellite
  • Creator: Mohamed Amin
  • Date Created: 1970
  • Location Created: Malindi, Kenya
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Mohamed Amin / Camerapix

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