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Charles Simonyi - Citizen Spaceflight Astronaut

Charles Simonyi - Citizen Spaceflight Astronaut

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.…

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Guy Laliberté - Citizen Spaceflight Astronaut

Guy Laliberté - Citizen Spaceflight Astronaut

The founder of the world famous Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté, became the first private Canadian citizen to make it to space when he flew to the ISS aboard Soyuz TMA-16 in September of 2009.

However, the aim of his mission was not to conduct scientific research, but to raise awareness of his ONE DROP Foundation, which is dedicated to making clean drinking water available to people in developing countries.…

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