U.S. billionaire Charles Simonyi who shelled out 20-25 million to become the 5th layman space tourist arrived at the international space station bearing gifts. A bottle of wine wasn’t quite didn’t seem sufficient so Simonyi enlisted pal Martha Stewart to prepare a meal.
Stewart was on hand at Baikonur for the rocket’s launch Saturday, but it was not clear if she would be at Russian Mission Control in Korolyov, on Moscow’s outskirts, to watch the docking. The dinner is to be served Thursday, which Russia marks as Cosmonauts’ Day, the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first manned space flight in 1961.
[ via Chron.com ]