Universe Guide

SOUTH AFRICA


Mark Shuttleworth paid for his trip as a space tourist rather than as a Government sponsored astronaut.

Country Fact File
ContinentAfrica
CodesZA / ZAF
CapitalPretoria
Population48.72 Million
CurrencyRand
Major ReligonsZion Christian (11.1%)
Land Size1,219,912 sq.miles
Highest PointNjesuthi, 11,181ft
Space AgencySouth African Space Agency
1st Man in SpaceMark Shuttleworth (2002)
1st Woman in Space