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RSS FeedsA Microsoft employee beat Jeff Bezos to space by a huge margin
(Windows Phone Central)


21 july 2021 22:37:06

A Microsoft employee beat Jeff Bezos to space by a huge margin
(Windows Phone Central)

2007 called, it wants its space tourism attention back. You`ve likely heard about Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson going head-to-head to see who could tickle the very edge of Earth`s atmosphere first. But have you heard about the Microsoft employee who traveled to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2007 and 2009? Space tourism`s been around for a while, and when it comes to actually penetrating that big black void up there, Bezos and Branson have yet to come close to what Charles Simonyi achieved almost a decade and a half ago. Simonyi is the guy who brought us Microsoft Office. He built the first versions of it, meaning that every time you whip up a Word doc or battle for esport supremacy in Excel, you have him to thank. He`s also a noteworthy space tourist who`s traveled to the ISS not once, but twice. He did so with the help of space tourism company Space Adventures, Inc. He was not only a space tourist, which is what all the Bezos and Branson fuss is about, but he went far...

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