Fifth Space Tourist
19. February 2007. | 15:58 18:36
One of Microsoft co-founders, U.S. millionaire of Hungarian descent Charles Simoni, is set to become the fifth tourist to take it to the outer space.
He will land at the International Space Station (ISS) on April 7 as a member of a Russian-U.S. expedition. “I have set three principal goals for myself: to promote the idea of space flying, to conduct technical and scientific experiments at the ISS with the aim of introducing children and the young into the space activities”, Simoni said last night, after arriving in Moscow on his private jet, RIA Novosti reports. He will join the final stages of the preparations on Monday, with the launch of the spacecraft planned for April 7, from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.