Space tourist is just one way to describe Simonyi


Salon Staff
April 3, 2012 11:54AM (UTC)

SEATTLE (AP) — Charles Simonyi (sih-MOHN'-ee) may still be described as a space tourist even though he hasn't hung out in outer space for a few years.

The Microsoft billionaire has no plans to take a third vacation on the International Space Station but he's still obsessed with space. He is heavily involved in the Seattle Museum of Flight's new space gallery.

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He runs his own software company and recently got involved in book publishing.

The son of a Hungarian physicist, the 63-year-old just made one of his dad's dreams come true by helping translate the senior Simonyi's epic about physics into English.


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