Space Tourist - Training and Mission
Charles Simonyi is a high-tech pioneer, philanthropist and space traveler. He was the chief architect of Microsoft Word, Excel and other widely-used application programs. He left Microsoft to found Intentional Software, which aims to develop and market computer software for knowledge processing. His passion for science and for space has led him to travel into space twice aboard Soyuz spacecraft, becoming the fifth space tourist and the first ever tourist to fly twice.
Simonyi will address the topic of space travel and space tourism as he describes his personal experience as one of the first private citizen to fly in space.
Q&A and discussion period to follow. Sponsored by the Office of the President.