TITLE

Space Tourist Simonyi

PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Red Herring;4/16/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 14, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the plans of Charles Simonyi, a software developer at Microsoft Corp., to visit space. Simony is set to launch aboard a Russian Soyuz craft which will make him the world's fifth space tourist. As per Simoyni, he has paid $20 million to $25 million to Arlington, Virginia-based Space Adventures Ltd. for the trip. Simonyi will join Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Korov aboard the Soyuz, for the launch. Starting in 2001, Space Adventure has also arranged the trips of the four previous tourists, and it says that it has received dozens of inquires from potential travelers about future flights.
ACCESSION #
24879898

 

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