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Posted: 5/10/2002 4:34:02 AM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020507/capt.1020780378.russia_space_tourist_mosb104.jpg[/img] South African Internet millionaire Mark Shuttleworth, the world's second space tourist, gestures during press conference in Star City, outside Moscow, Tuesday, May 7, 2002. Shuttleworth said Tuesday he won't be going home with the ultimate in souvenirs - the Russian Soyuz capsule that brought him back to earth - but he does plan to buy the spacesuit he wore during his stint on the International Space Station. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze) [url]http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020507/168/1i38u.html[/url] Initially, it sounded like most of Africa was going to kill him for spending $20,000,000 on a space-flight ticket instead of "donating" it to fight AIDS or poverty or some other worthless leftist sponge cause in Africa. Then, suddenly, they got all proud of his being the first African in space -- the world's first "Afronaut". Yeah, right.
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 4:56:49 AM EDT
He lives in South Africa? I bet he has a *[i]really[/i]* nice security system at his house. [;)] Hail to thee, o Afronaut! [@:D]
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 5:01:47 AM EDT
hehehe.....Thats quite a hair relaxer.
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 5:06:58 AM EDT
Wow a real "african" in space. What tribe is whitey part of???
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 5:07:04 AM EDT
We're ALL african-americans...
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 5:15:38 AM EDT
I thought the very first astronaut was an african american.
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 5:30:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 5:35:20 AM EDT
No, the first astronaut was a Russian dog. [img]http://ham.spa.umn.edu/kris/animalgifs/laika.gif[/img] Laika went into space in Sputnik 2 on 3 Nov 1957.
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