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Life Is a Game (18 Mar 2005)
What do you do when you’ve made millions from the bestselling computer game of all time? Will Wright, creator of the Sims franchise, began collecting Russian space junk. The 45-year-old now has several backup control panels and computers from Russian spaceships. His prized possession: a global astrogator, a navigational computer with a tiny spinning globe inside. Wright appreciates the stuff as much for the science behind it as for the history. “We turned our noses up at the Russians,” he says, “but I admire their approach to engineering and what they managed to do in space.”
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