Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Got $20 million to spare?

Be a Space Tourist for $20 million

One former Microsoft executive is set to spend some time at the International Space Station as a tourist in 2007. Charles Simonyi, who was responsibe for the development of software such as the Microsoft Excel, will pay Space Adventures $20 million to train him and facilitate the flight. The company previously brokered the flight of Dennis Tito, the first space tourist to ever have a vacation in space.

For a suborbital flight, the company charges only $102,000, and a cosmonaut training program will set you back another $66 grand.

So if you have 20 million dollars lying around somewhere, you too can have the priviledge of gallivanting in zero gravity. You can contact the the company here.

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