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Charles Simonyi Lifts Off With Russian Astronauts

By: Samina Esha - Published: Mar 30, 2009   Updated: May 13 2011 • References: foxnews
Do you have $35 million burning a hole in your pocket like Charles Simonyi? If so, you might be in luck to visit space, as the American billionaire lifted off for space with the Russian astronauts Friday, March 27th, 2009.

The Russian rockets have been traveling with rich civilians since 2001. If you have the money, maybe space could be your next travel destination.

Implications - The featured NASA video shows the fiery takeoff of the rocket that Charles Simonyi flew to space in. The video also shows an in-cabin view of the astronauts while they fly through the air. This could mean that commercial space travel will be a popular vacation destination in the near future.