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Anticipating its pursuit of world domination will be complete sometime during the second quarter of 2010, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has booked a round trip ticket to outer space, with a launch date set for 2011.
Bucking that crazy trend set by NASA in the early 60’s whereby actual qualified astronauts were sent to outer space, Brin, the 34-year-old president of technology for the search-engine company, shelled out a $5 million deposit for a seat aboard a Russian spacecraft, according to tourism company Space Adventures. Brin is scheduled to carry out missions that may include pharmaceutical testing and experiments on computer circuit boards. No word on the specific “pharmaceutical” Brin might be testing.