Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Simonyi

Charles "Károly"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  10.09.1948
Birthplace:  Budapest / Hungaria
Marital status:  married
Children:  
Selection date:  ??.04.2006
Selection group:  Space Tourist 5 / Space Tourist 7
Position:  Spaceflight Participant (UKP)
Status:  Ret. 21.04.2007 / 08.04.2009

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TMA-10 / Soyuz TMA-9  Spaceflight Participant  07.04. - 21.04.2007 13d 19h 00m 
2  Soyuz TMA-14 / Soyuz TMA-13  Spaceflight Participant  26.03. - 08.04.2009 12d 19h 27m 
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Total  26d 14h 27m 
     

Additional information

Born as Károly Simonyi; Computer software developer; Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mathematics, specializing in Mathematics and Statistics, from the University of California, Berkeley, 1972; Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University; he continued to Stanford University for graduate studies and was then hired by Xerox PARC; 1981 he turned over to Microsoft and was involved in the development of "Word", "Excel" and "Multiplan"; since 2002 he has his own firm "Intentional Software Corporation".

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