the first african in space
the crew
Anticipation
The crew wait to be picked up by the bus that is to take them to the launch pad. This will be their last journey on earth before reaching their destination 400kms up in outer space.
Anticipation
This is it!
This is it!
Taxi!
Taxi!
The back-up crew
The back-up crew
Fond farewell
Fond farewell
Rocket in my pocket
Rocket in my pocket
Goodbye
Goodbye
The donning crew
The donning crew
Anticipation
Anticipation
Questions fly
Questions fly
Media behind glass
Media behind glass
Designer gear
Designer gear
No, it is not a Gaultier bra
No, it is not a Gaultier bra
Testing
Testing
Astral autograph
Astral autograph
Tucking in
Tucking in
   
Landing Countdown to 05:51 05 May

Landing Complete!

The Team
Mark Shuttleworth
Dale Cupido
Karen Sharwood
Lara Keytel
Danie Barry
Freddy Khan
Vaughan Oosthuizen
Ravi Naidoo
Vuyo Dwane
Richard Mills
Nicolette Cronje
Wayne Derman
Peter Ribton
before the launch
home
photos of earth
soyuz training
meetings
after the mission
weightlessness
black sea training
bolshoi unsorted gallery
star city
russian sights
people
medical testing
space technology
international space station
winter survival training
crew photographs
science
photo of the day gallery
touchdown!
before the launch
Gallery Highlights

Church of Jesus Christ

Zero-G Heart Rate Data

Next-generation Soyuz TMA Cockpit

Mig-25 Afterburners