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Mar272009

Microsoft software billionaire boarded spacecraft on 2nd trip space

Charles Simonyi, the American software billionaire, took off on his second rocket trip as a space tourist today – becoming the first to go into space twice. He paid $60m for two trips, on board 19th International Space Station mission. He was onboard the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft, which took off into the leaden skies from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on schedule at 1149 GMT today, and is due to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) in two days’ time.

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