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Charles Simonyi

Charles Simonyi

Status: Retired
9/10/1948 –
Nationality: Hungarian
Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger
First Flight: 4/7/2007
Last Flight: 3/26/2009

Charles Simonyi (born September 10, 1948) is a Hungarian-born American computer businessman. 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.

Launches

Yuzhnoye Design Bureau

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: OKB-586
Administration: Director: Alexander Degtyarev
Founded: 1951
Launchers: Zenit

Country: UKR

Yuzhnoye Design Office, located in Dnipro, Ukraine, is a designer of satellites and rockets, and formerly of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) established by Mikhail Yangel in 1951. The Zenit launch vehicle currently launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome but also used to launch from an ocean platform, Odyssey.

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