Fifth Space Tourist
23 April 2007


The International Space Station

Credit: NASA

Charles Simonyi,US billionaire and World's fifth space tourist,  landed safely in Kazakhstan, on Saturday, 21 April 2007. He made the trip from the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, with two crewmates, Mikhail Tyurin, Russian cosmonaut, and Miguel Lopez-Alegria, American astronaut.


Simonyi, 58, is a Hungarian-born software engineer. He paid $25 million to the Russian Space Agency for the spaceflight ticket. He stayed 10 days aboard the ISS.


American space woman, Sunita Williams, stayed onboard the ISS with newly-arrived Expedition 15 crew, Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Kotov.


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