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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Space tour cost $35 million for 60 years old man

Hungarian-born American Simonyi , who lives in suburban Seattle bought a $35 million return ticket to orbit with Russian space shuttle in a ride to the international space station. He has been a U.S. citizen for 27 years. Charles Simonyi a computer genius who helped build Microsoft became the world’s first two-time space tourist when he left Earth behind Thursday March 22, 2009. The 60-year-old Simonyi is among six rich people who have bought tickets to space through Virginia-based Space Adventures. After he returned from his two-week space station trip in April 2007, Simonyi said Russian cosmonauts told him how different and rewarding it was to go back up a second time. With doors closing on future tourist flights, Simonyi did not want to miss out.
This second space adventure lasted under two weeks, and it is his last. VIA
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