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An Austin, Texas, man in Kazakhstan is set to become the world's sixth space tourist and the first second-generation space traveler from the United States. Richard Garriott, 47, a computer game developer, is due to launch Oct.
US space tourist Richard Garriott said he was confident ahead of Sundayâ€™s launch into space on a Russian spaceship and downplayed concerns over a bumpy ride back to Earth.
By Robin Acton Glenn Fincke remembers his nervousness the first time he watched his older brother blast into space in 2004. Thoughts raced through his mind as he worried about his brother's safety, fearing the unknown. From Earth, he couldn't even imagine the vastness of space.
STAR CITY (near Moscow). Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott, who has paid $30 million to make his first flight to the International Space Station, is ready to travel to the station for a second time, as well.
MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - Space tourist Richard Garriott, the son of U.S.
STAR CITY, Moscow region.
Richard Garriott, a multi-millionaire computer game designer, will become the first child of a U.S. astronaut to travel to space when he takes his $30 million seat aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule set to lift off Oct. 12 for the International Space Station.
By MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The world's next space tourist, a computer game wizard, said Wednesday he's spending the bulk of his fortune on his $30 million adventure this fall.
A computer game wizard may spend the bulk of his $30 million fortune to be the worldâ€™s next space tourist.
By Mark Carreau, Houston Chronicle Jul. 28--AUSTIN -- Richard Garriott's Texas-size appetite for big adventure has unleashed some far-flung cravings. There is the dive in a small Russian sub two miles below the murky North Atlantic to explore the shattered deck of the Titanic.
Owen Garriott is a former United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He was born Owen Kay Garriott on November 22, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma. In 1948 he graduated from Enid High School and then went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1953. He subsequently joined the United States Navy and worked his way to the role of officer. However, just three years later Garriott decided to leave the Navy to pursue a higher...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.