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.