Space Training With First African In Space, Mark Shuttleworth, Star City, Russia

Mark Shuttleworth becomes the first African and the second civilian to enter space and visit the International Space Station. Per Wimmer joins Mark in Star City for a session of centrifuge and Zero-G as well as L-39 fighter jet training, just prior to Mark’s launch. One Zero-G training session is completed together with NASA astronaut Guy Gardner (STS-27 Atlantis, Dec. 2-6, 1988 and STS-35 Columbia, Dec. 2-11 1990;. A team from the Discovery Channel is following Per Wimmer and his training in Russia for a documentary.

Second Civilian Astronaut South African Mark Shuttleworth with Per Wimmer After Training Session in Star City, Russia,
Per Wimmer in Front of the World Largest Centrifuge - an ABB with Capabilities of up to 30 G.
Per Wimmer Moments Before the Beginning of a Zero-G Training Session.
The Russion Zero-G Flight Commander on the Ilyushin 76.
Per Wimmer training Zero-G in Russia with NASA Astronaut Guy Gardner who flew STS-27 Atlantis, Dec. 2-6, 1988 and STS-35 Columbia, Dec. 2-11 1990.