April 11, 2007
Charles Simonyi launch tour
My friend and Powerset Investor Esther Dyson has some nice photos of Charles Simonyi‘s launch tour and space launch in Russia.
I have to say that watching the launch was an AMAZING experience. Perhaps the whole tour was really a marketing exercise designed to get us all to want to head upwards too. And in fact, Charles watched the launch of Greg Olsen, the third private space traveler (Charles is fifth). I’d bet that among us already there are one or two who are now planning to go – not just dreaming about it.
… and here at Flickr, too, where I will have photos from Mission Control of the docking in about 36 hours.
This makes me nostalgic for my days at NASA. Especially seeing the photo of Charles in the spacesuit and the complex procedures they had to learn. (Here is more info about the CLARISSA spoken dialog system we flew onboard ISS).
Posted by barney at April 11, 2007 1:44 am
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