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Shuttleworth



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Shuttleworth
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Shuttleworth, Mark Richard Republic 'Buranov' (1973-) South African tourist cosmonaut. Flew on ISS EP-3. First South African astronaut.

Mark Shuttleworth was an African entrepreneur with a deep interest in technology. He was born in the gold-mining town of Welkom, South Africa, but grew up in Cape Town. He considered careers in particle physics, software engineering and biotechnology. While studying towards a Business Science (Finance) degree at the University of Cape Town he founded Thawte Consulting, a one-man Internet consulting business. After narrowing the focus of the company to Internet security for electronic commerce he sold it, reaping profits in the millions. He was then able to indulge his desire to become the second paying tourist in outer space.

Mark Shuttleworth was an African entrepreneur with a deep interest in technology. He was born in the gold-mining town of Welkom, South Africa, but grew up in Cape Town. He considered careers in particle physics, software engineering and biotechnology. While studying towards a Business Science (Finance) degree at the University of Cape Town he founded Thawte Consulting, a one-man Internet consulting business. After narrowing the focus of the company to Internet security for electronic commerce he sold it, reaping profits in the millions. He was then able to indulge his desire to become the second paying tourist in outer space.

Birth Place: Welkom.
Status: Inactive.


Born: 1973.09.18.
Spaceflights: 1 .
Total time in space: 9.89 days.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Cosmonaut Category of persons who have been trained for spaceflight in Russia. More...

Associated Flights
  • ISS EP-2 Crew: Afanasyev, Andre-Deshays, Kozeyev. French cosmonaut. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station. Backup crew: Zalyotin, Kyzhelnaya. More...
  • ISS EP-3 Crew: Gidzenko, Shuttleworth, Vittori. First South African astronaut. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station. Backup crew: Padalka, Kononenko O D. More...

Associated Programs
  • ISS Finally completed in 2010 after a torturous 25-year development and production process, the International Space Station was originally conceived as the staging post for manned exploration of the solar systrem. Instead, it was seemed to be the death knell of manned spaceflight. More...

Shuttleworth Chronology


2002 April 18 - .
2002 April 19 - .
2002 April 19 - .
2002 April 20 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 02-19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Gidzenko; Onufrienko; Shuttleworth; Vittori; Walz. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; STS-110. Summary: The resident crew aboard the International Space Station took a short ride in their Russian Soyuz capsule this morning, relocating the rescue craft from one docking port to another to clear the way for the arrival of a fresh return vehicle in one week.. Additional Details: here....

2002 April 25 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 02-20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Gidzenko; Onufrienko; Shuttleworth; Vittori; Walz. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EP-3. Summary: A Soyuz rocket blasted off today from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying a multinational "taxi" crew to the International Space Station to deliver a fresh return vehicle to the orbital outpost.. Additional Details: here....

2002 April 25 - . 06:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Soyuz TM-34 - . Call Sign: Uran. Crew: Gidzenko; Vittori; Shuttleworth. Payload: Soyuz TM 11F732 s/n 208. Mass: 6,750 kg (14,880 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Gidzenko; Vittori; Shuttleworth. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: ISS EP-3. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 198.73 days. Decay Date: 2002-11-10 . USAF Sat Cat: 27416 . COSPAR: 2002-020A. Apogee: 397 km (246 mi). Perigee: 387 km (240 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.40 min. Launch delayed from April 10, 22 and 17. Soyuz TM-34 was launched on ISS Mission 4S with Commander Yuri Gidzenko of Rosaviakosmos, Flight Engineer is Roberto Vittori of ESA, and Tourist Mark Shuttleworth, a South African citizen. At 1210 UTC Soyuz TM-34 was in a 242 x 269 km x 51.6 deg orbit. The flight was also referred to as ISS Mission 4S, the EP-3 visiting crew flight, and even as 'Soyuz 4' by NASA. Soyuz TM-34 docked with the nadir port on the Zarya module at 0755 UTC on April 27. The 4S flight docked at the Zarya nadir port on April 27. and the crew would return to Earth in the old TM-33 vehicle, leaving TM-34 as the active ISS rescue vehicle.

2002 April 27 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 02-21 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Gidzenko; Onufrienko; Shuttleworth; Vittori; Walz. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; ISS EP-3. Summary: A multinational "taxi" crew arrived at the International Space Station today, delivering a new Soyuz return vehicle at the start of eight days of joint activities with the residents on board the complex.. Additional Details: here....

2002 May 4 - .
2002 May 5 - .
  • Landing of Soyuz TM-33 - . Return Crew: Gidzenko; Vittori; Shuttleworth. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Gidzenko; Vittori; Shuttleworth. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EP-3. On May 5, 2002, after a week aboard the station, the visting Soyuz TM-34 crew of Gidzenko, Vittori and Shuttleworth moved to the old Soyuz TM-33, docked at the Pirs port. They undocked at 0031:08 UTC on May 5, leaving the EO-4 crew of Onufrienko, Walz and Bursch with the new Soyuz TM-34 as their rescue vehicle. Soyuz TM-33 made its deorbit burn at 0257 UTC and landed successfully at 0352 UTC 25 km SE of Arkalyk.

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