Charles Simonyi, former top Microsoft software engineer, who now heads his own software company, is on his second trip to outerspace.  He was lifted off yesterday aboard a a Russian space craft,  the Associated Press reports. More details from the Seattle P.I. Simonyi and fellow crew members will doc with the International Space Station tomorrow, CBS News reports.

Simonyi is founder and CEO of Intentional Software.  We caught up with Simonyi for this interview in September, 2007 on the MIT campus.  The interview was conducted for Beet.TV by our friend Technology Review editor and Publisher Jason Pontin.

The software engineer, who was a longtime companion of Martha Stewart, wed late last year to a 28-year old Swede.

— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer