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Charles Simonyi made history today as the first space tourist—that is, not a professional astronaut, cosmonaut, or taikonaut—to visit the final frontier twice. The Hungarian-born software billionaire, 60, made his first foray into space in 2007 when he paid $25 million to visit the International Space Station (ISS). He blasted off again earlier today aboard a Soyuz spacecraft launched from a Russian space base in Kazakhstan. The price tag for his latest space adventure: $35 million.
Simonyi is slated to spend 12 days in space, most of it aboard the ISS, before returning on April 7. While on the ISS, he’ll conduct some science experiments designed to study the influence of zero gravity on lower back pain and osteoporosis, as well as the effects of spaceborne radiation, all hazards of spaceflight.
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