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Charles Simonyi plans to be space tourist!

With a March 2007 spaceflight in hand, American space tourist-in-training Charles Simonyi celebrated with a launch of his own Thursday as he debuted a personal website where he’ll document his trek to the International Space Station (ISS).

Simonyi [image], 58, is now set to launch towards the ISS on March 9, 2007 aboard a Russian-built Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft that will also ferry two Expedition 15 cosmonauts to the orbital laboratory. He plans to lay down his training and flight experiences on the Internet at his website: www.charlesinspace.com.

“I want to share all that I learn with everybody, especially with kids so that they may become more involved with space sciences,” said Simonyi, a former Microsoft software developer and co-founder of Intentional Software Corp., during a Thursday press conference at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. “I am very honored and excited to be joining the Soyuz TMA-10 mission.”

Via: Yahoo News

1 thought on “Charles Simonyi plans to be space tourist!

jethro April 7, 2007 at 8:50 pm

Charles is a billionaire but cannot
afford enough bandwidth for his website to handle the traffic?

Best of luck with your trip.

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