Mark Shuttleworth

Mark Shuttleworth, South African-British entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Canonical, the company behind the development of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system, was born on September 18, 1973 as Mark Richard Shuttleworth ,.

In 2002, Mark Shuttleworth made history by becoming the second self-funded space tourist and the first African in space. He traveled to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft during a mission called "Soyuz TM-34" and spent eight days on the ISS as a space tourist. This journey into space cost Shuttleworth a reported $20 million, which he funded himself.

Born 4 days apart

Notable people are born as a set of twins and registered close together.


born on September 14, 1973

Andrew Lincoln

English actor

born on September 18, 1973

Mark Shuttleworth

South African-British entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Canonical, the company behind the development of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system

Mark Shuttleworth
was conceived around December 12, 1972
and has 2 events

A full gestation takes 280 days. Have you ever checked what happend when you were conceived? You should, because it matters.

286 days before
(or 9 months and 12 days)

EVENT CARD

Mercy Rooney is the Playmate of The Month
It happened on 6 December, 1972

Featuring: Mercy Rooney.

278 days before
(or 9 months and 4 days)

EVENT CARD

Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final extravehicular activity (EVA) of the Apollo 17 mission.
It happened on 14 December, 1972

Featuring: Eugene Cernan.

Xanadu Registrants

These are the notable people who registered Mark Shuttleworth into the Xanadu blockchain, after making a gift to humanity.

Mercy Rooney
June 21, 1950
American Model
Mark Shuttleworth
September 18, 1973
South African-British entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Canonical, the company behind the development of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system
Eugene Cernan
March 14, 1934
American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot

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