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22 April 2002

Dear Mr Shuttleworth

On behalf of the Western Cape Education Department and the teachers and learners of the province, I wish you a safe and successful journey into space. We will follow your historic trip and activities over the next few days with keen interest.

The Department and I also wish to thank you for your contribution to the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. Your trip is demonstrating that it is possible to "reach for the skies". Your Hip2b2 campaign is drawing attention to the crucial role that mathematics and science play in fulfilling this dream.

Your vision will inspire many other learners from this country and continent to reach out for a better future, and to ensure that they have the education necessary to make this possible.

We wish you Godspeed for this exciting journey.

Minister of Education (Western Cape)

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