Charles Simonyi, the Microsoft millionaire who is currently the fifth civilian in space, told a fellow space traveler, cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates may be planning to venture into space. Tomorrow, Simonyi and his new space friends will enjoy a six-course meal, compliments of Martha Stewart. Microsoft Relevant Products/Services pioneers, having conquered Planet Earth, may be shooting for the stars. A Soviet cosmonaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) said Wednesday that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, otherwise known as the richest man on our orbital object, is planning a trip into space. In a news conference broadcast from the ISS and shown on Russian state television, cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin said that he heard this from Charles Simonyi, the Microsoft millionaire who is currently enjoying the view from above as the fifth civilian in space. Details at NewsFactor Network | Bill Gates Planning Space Trip?