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This is the first artwork to ever be digitally rendered in space! Each poster is printed from the actual original file rendered during orbit by Mark Shuttleworth, the world's 2nd space tourist and the first African to visit space. On 5 May 2002, astronaut Mark Shuttleworth rode a Soyuz TM-34 capsule to a perfect - if somewhat bumpy - landing on a barren Kazakh steppe. Carried with him were a number of mementos of his eight days in space, including a micro drive that used to be connected to his laptop. Contained on this drive was the image you see to the left. 'Reach For The Stars' was rendered by Mark using the Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray) whilst he was orbiting the earth at 17,000 miles per hour. The image itself was designed by Gilles Tran and Jaime Vives Piqueres specifically for this flight. You can read about the story of its creation - how it came to happen, and what inspired it - at http://www.oyonale.com/iss.