Shuttleworth to be first African on Mars Mail & Guardian Online

South African billionaire entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth is going to Mars — thanks to United States President George Bush.
Shuttleworth — who in 2002 became the first African in space when he hitched a pricey ride on a Russian Soyuz space capsule — on Thursday revealed the exciting news to the Mail & Guardian Online in an exclusive telephonic interview from his London apartment.