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A Real Space Gates?

Does Bill Gates think he has "The Right Stuff?" is reporting that the billionaire, philanthropist and former CEO of Microsoft is considering a trip into space, similar to fellow MS alumnus Charles Simonyi's current jaunt.

Currently aboard the International Space Station (after paying nearly $25 million for the interstellar cab ride), Simonyi was reported to have discussed Gates' interest in an orbital trek with one of the Russian cosmonauts.

A spokesperson for Virginia-based space tourism company Space Adventures says that while the company has not been contacted by Gates, they do have their next candidate in mind.

My bets are on Sanjaya Malakar. He's already got his head in the clouds. What's a few more miles?

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