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Astronaut Charles Simonyi

Charles Simonyi - Citizen Spaceflight Astronaut

Post Series: Space Tourists

What is remarkable about Simonyi, a Hungarian-born American businessman, is the fact that he paid not once for a flight to the ISS, but twice- once for a ride on Soyuz TMA-10 in 2007, and again in April of 2009, when he flew on Soyuz TMA-14.

Dr. Simonyi holds current licenses for multi-engine jets and helicopters, and has logged more than 2000 hours of flying time, which goes some way toward realizing his dreams of advancing space flight for civilians.

Read more about Dr. Simonyi’s goals and exploits on the ISS in his blog.


Learn more about Charles Simonyi Spaceflight on Space Adventures