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Simonyi Makes History as He Commences His Second Space Mission VIENNA, Va., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company that provides human space missions to the world marketplace, today announced that its orbital client Charles Simonyi and his crew successfully launched aboard a Soyuz-TMA spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan en route to the International Space Station (ISS).
Billionaire Charles Simonyi will become the world's first two-time space tourist when he sets off for the International Space Station on Thursday.
Simonyi Makes History as the First Repeat Private Space Explorer VIENNA, Va., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for his March 26 launch, Charles Simonyi has outlined the mission objectives he hopes to achieve during his second visit to the International Space Station (ISS). Dr.
Software mogul Charles Simonyi told reporters on Thursday that he pays no mind to the additional $10 million he will pay to Russia for his upcoming journey into space.
During a recession that has many industries under pressure as consumers cut spending, the space tourism business is booming, thanks to enthusiastic demand by ultra-wealthy clientele.
Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google Inc., made a surprise visit on Saturday to Russiaâ€™s Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in the barren steppes of central Kazakhstan.
An Austin, Texas, man in Kazakhstan is set to become the world's sixth space tourist and the first second-generation space traveler from the United States. Richard Garriott, 47, a computer game developer, is due to launch Oct.
Japanese businessman Daisuke Enomoto filed suit last month in the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, against space tourism company Space Adventures for on the grounds that he was defrauded of $21 million.
STAR CITY (near Moscow). Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott, who has paid $30 million to make his first flight to the International Space Station, is ready to travel to the station for a second time, as well.
Richard Garriott, a multi-millionaire computer game designer, will become the first child of a U.S. astronaut to travel to space when he takes his $30 million seat aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule set to lift off Oct. 12 for the International Space Station.
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