JTC interviews first African in space

The Jubilee Time Capsule has interviewed Mark Shuttleworth, the first African to go into space.

In the account Mark Shuttleworth talks about the 25th April 2002: the date that he became the second self-funded space tourist and the first ever African in space.

In the interview Mark talks about having dreamt of space travel as a little boy and how this dream was realised in 2002.  Mark explains how he spent 18 months training prior to taking off and recalls taking a number of university experiments into space with him, for example the crew undertook experiments on metabolism whilst in space.

Mark says he “was proud to wear the South African flag” on his shoulder and felt privileged to see the Earth from a distance.

To watch the interview visit the Jubilee Time Capsule website.


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