Space Adventures' Orbital Client Prepares for March Spaceflight

Space Adventures, Ltd., the world's leading space experiences company, recently announced Charles Simonyi, Ph.D., is scheduled to launch on March 9, 2007 onboard Soyuz TMA-10 en route to the International Space Station (ISS). As a software pioneer and aviator, Simonyi brings his passion for flight and engineering to the international cooperative effort in space. During his eight-day stay aboard the ISS, he will assist several international space agencies by conducting experiments, and as part of his preparations for the mission, Simonyi will continue his training at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia later this month. Space Adventures, the only company to have successfully launched private explorers to space, is headquartered in Vienna, Va. with offices in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Moscow and Tokyo. It offers a variety of programs such as the availability for spaceflight missions to the International Space Station and around the moon, Zero-Gravity and jet flights, cosmonaut training, spaceflight qualification programs and reservations on future suborbital spacecrafts. For more information, visit [www.spaceadventures.com].

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