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  • Google execs, director Cameron in space venture

    04/20/2012 9:50:55 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 20, 2012 | Gerry Shih
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and billionaire co-founder Larry Page have teamed up with "Avatar" director James Cameron and other investors to back an ambitious space exploration and natural resources venture, details of which will be unveiled next week. The fledgling company, called Planetary Resources, will be unveiled at a Tuesday news conference at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, according to a press release issued this week. Aside from naming some of the company's high-profile backers, the press release disclosed tantalizingly few details, saying only that the company will combine the sectors of "space exploration...
  • Ex-Microsoft developer plans space trip (Martha's dating Charles Simonyi!!!)

    01/26/2007 11:59:46 AM PST · by theFIRMbss · 20 replies · 585+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 3, 2006 | MSNBC
    MOSCOW - A former software developer at Microsoft could make a trip to the international space station next year aboard a Russian rocket ship, the RIA news agency reported Monday. Hungarian-born Charles Simonyi, who was one of the key developers behind applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel, would become the world's fifth paying space passenger. (MSNBC is a Microsoft-NBC joint venture.) ... Simonyi, a Seattle-area resident, is an experienced pilot. He has also been romantically linked with domestic magnate Martha Stewart in the gossip columns. Simonyi accompanied Stewart on a recent zero-gravity flight, and in a narrated video of...