Yes, I am blaming this one on the great Mark Shuttleworth!
“The $20 million ride will make him the 450th person to enter orbit and by his own admission “the first nerd in space”. He is now making final preparations in a quarantine unit at Baikonur Cosmodrome. Simonyi is set to return on April 20th, together with the current ISS crew.”
This quote is in reference to Microsoft’s Charles Simonyi going to space. My only problem with this is that Mark beat him there years ago. But…Does Mark consider himself a nerd?
It is pretty cool nonetheless that if you have the money, space exploration is possible. I would without a doubt be scared to death on that 8 minute ride up, but I think once getting there it would be amazing. So Mark, do you consider yourself a nerd? If so, make sure you contact Charles and let him know Ubuntu beat um to the punch 🙂