Last time software mogul Charles Simonyi went into space, Martha Stewart catered his meals
. This time the space tourist is paying an additional $10 million for his trip
, a raise from $25 million to $35 million. Simonyi, who was the head of Microsoft's application software group, will be spending 11 days going from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station. His flight is set to launch March 26 and he is scheduled to return on April 6.
Simonyi, who is now engaged, has said this will be his last flight. It will also be the last planned space tourism flight to the International Space Station for a while. Russia's space agency has said that when the International Space Station crew doubles from three members to six there will no longer be room for tourists.