Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Iris arrival at Natal 2 January 1852

Passengers per ship Iris as reported in the Natal Witness
2 Jan 1852.

Note Miss Shuttleworth among the passengers. The Shuttleworths became a prominent family in Natal. Linked to this family is Mark Shuttleworth, born in Welkom, Free State in 1973, who became the first citizen of an independent African country to travel to space as a space tourist - 
Time in space
9d 21h 25m
MissionsSoyuz TM-34/TM-33

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