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Tourist and 2 Others on Way to Space Station

published by The New York Times
Mar 27, 2009

The Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft was launched into space at 7:49 a.m. Eastern time on March 26, 2009.  It used the same launch pad used by Yuri Gagarin. On board were Gennady Padalka, a Russian air force colonel; Dr. Michael Barratt, a physician-astronaut; and Charles Simonyi, a Hungarian-born software developer. It is  Charles Simonyi's second paid visit to the space station.