Will Bill Gates pay $25 million to get a Zune into space? - Macenstein

Will Bill Gates pay $25 million to get a Zune into space?

Posted by Dr. Macenstein

There have been numerous reports and photos over the years of astronauts who have taken their iPods up into space to help pass the time while they study the effects of weightlessness on ants and tiny screws. However, so far, no astronaut, cosmonaut, or millionaire space tourist has yet felt the need to bring a Zune up into the wild blue yonder and beyond.

That may be about to change.

There are reports, coming from no less a source than Microsoft millionaire (and current cosmonaut-for-a-week) Charles Simonyi, that Bill Gates may be considering taking a trip to the International Space Station. According to Newsfactor.com, Simonyi, who is the 5th civilian in space, has told his Russian “space sherpas” that Gates is considering blasting off in the not-too-distant future.

So, why would Gates want to throw down $25 million for a ticket to the ISS? Simple. If Bill can’t find someone willing to buy a Zune on Earth, the next logical step is to see if there is any UNintelligent life out in space that might consider purchasing one. Plus, there’s always the chance that it is gravity that is making the Zune suck so much. Gates can probably write the whole trip off as R&D.

2 Responses to “Will Bill Gates pay $25 million to get a Zune into space?”
  1. Ethan says:

    All I can say is this post is freaking brilliant. Thanks for the laughs!

  2. ralph says:

    I doubt even the stupidest aliens would find the Zune appealing.

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