Martha Stewart tries online dating

Martha Stewart tries online dating

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. domestic diva Martha Stewart said she signed up for online dating because she was lonely and looking for love.

Mining asteroids? Let's go, some say

SEATTLE, April 21 (UPI) -- A group based in Seattle with serious credentials said it is time to start a mining company that would go after resources flying through space on asteroids.

NASA to televised Soyuz landing

HOUSTON, April 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it will Webcast the landing of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft returning the Expedition 18 crew to Earth.

Space station changes command

MOSCOW, April 4 (UPI) -- Russian authorities Saturday said cosmonaut Gennady Padalka was to take control of the International Space Station from NASA astronaut Michael Fincke.

Gates in Sweden for wedding

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates is in Gothenburg, Sweden, this weekend for a society wedding.

Software billionaire home from space

MOSCOW, April 21 (UPI) -- A Russian spacecraft returned to Earth Saturday with a crew that included a software billionaire.

New crew assumes space station duties

HOUSTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin has officially assumed command of the International Space Station.

New crew arrives at the space station

HOUSTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Two Russian cosmonauts and a U.S. private citizen comprising Expedition 15 have reached the International Space Station.

Gourmet food awaits space tourist

MIAMI, April 6 (UPI) -- When billionaire Charles Simonyi blasts into space from Kazakhstan Saturday, he'll be packing what could be considered the ultimate in astronaut food.

NASA ISS television schedule announced

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- The launch of Expedition 15, the next International Space Station crew, and the landing of Expedition 14 are among April events to be televised by NASA. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration television live coverage to be broadcast April 7-20

ISS gets ready for new computer system

HOUSTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The International Space Station crew installed a new window last week and has started preparing for upcoming missions, as well as a new computer system.

Martha asked for ISS decorating tips

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. astronauts Michael Lopez-Alegra and Sunita Williams sought advice from domestic diva Martha Stewart on sprucing up the International Space Station.

Russia raises space tourist tab to $21m

MOSCOW, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- It will now cost $21 million for a tourist flight from Russia to the International Space Station.

Software developer to visit ISS

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A software pioneer and aviator from the United States has booked passage to visit the International Space Station next year.
Charles Simonyi

Charles Simonyi (Hungarian: Simonyi Károly; born September 10, 1948) is a Hungarian-American computer software executive who, as head of Microsoft's application software group, oversaw the creation of Microsoft's flagship office applications. He now heads his own company, Intentional Software, with the aim of developing and marketing his concept of intentional programming. In April 2007, aboard Soyuz TMA-10, he became the fifth space tourist and the second Hungarian in space. In March 2009, aboard Soyuz TMA-14, he made a second trip to the International Space Station. His estimated net worth is US$1 billion.

Simonyi was born in Budapest, Hungary, the son of Károly Simonyi, a professor of electrical engineering at Technical University of Budapest. While in high school he worked part-time as a night watchman at a computer laboratory, overseeing a large Soviet Ural II mainframe. He took an interest in computing and learned to program from one of the laboratory's engineers. By the time he left school, he had learned to develop compilers and sold one of these to a government department. He presented a demonstration of his compiler to the members of a Danish computer trade delegation.

He was hired by Denmark's A/S Regnecentralen in 1966 and moved to the United States in 1968 to attend the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his B.S. in Engineering Mathematics & Statistics in 1972.

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