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04/09/2007 02:30 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Microsoft Word Developer Relaunches into Space

Tyuratam, Kazakhstan -- Billionaire Microsoft Word developer Charles Simonyi's civilian space trip nearly ended in tragedy yesterday when his Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft unexpectedly crashed with an "Internal Error" shortly after takeoff.

Accustomed to frequent backups, Simonyi successfully relaunched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan after a clean reboot. The fifth civilian to rocket into space, Simonyi, 58, is expected to link up with the International Space Station sometime Monday night.

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