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Shuttleworth, Mark Richard 'Buranov'
Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth
Credit: www.spacefacts.de
South African tourist cosmonaut 2001-2002. First South African astronaut.

Status: Inactive; Active 2001-2002. Born: 1973-09-18. Spaceflights: 1 . Total time in space: 9.89 days. Birth Place: Welkom.

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.

Biography

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.


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Family: Cosmonaut, Space Tourist Group - 2001. Country: South Africa. Spacecraft: ISS. Flights: Soyuz TM-33 ISS EP-2, Soyuz TM-34 ISS EP-3. Bibliography: 6031.

1973 September 18 - .
  • Birth of Mark Richard Republic 'Buranov' Shuttleworth - . Nation: South Africa. Related Persons: Shuttleworth. South African engineer cosmonaut. Flew on ISS EP-3. First South African astronaut..

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: STS-108 ISS EO-4, STS-110. 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 - .
2002 April 25 - . 06:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Soyuz TM-34 - . Call Sign: Uran. Crew: Gidzenko, Shuttleworth, Vittori. Payload: Soyuz TM s/n 208. Mass: 6,750 kg (14,880 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shuttleworth, Vittori. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev bureau. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TM-34 ISS EP-3. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. 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 - .
2002 May 4 - .
2002 May 5 - .
  • Landing of Soyuz TM-33 - . Return Crew: Gidzenko, Shuttleworth, Vittori. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shuttleworth, Vittori. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-34 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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