I read it the other day... real good article. I always knew that he was an insanely smart dude, I had no idea that he had worked with NASA in developing things for the shuttle.
And the story about the robbers breaking into his house is epic. But I had never heard that the robbers had actually tied up his family while they were rummaging through the house. Good thing he wasn't home, he would be in jail for killing them (Although, I dont know what the laws are in Sweden where the attempted Robbery took place)