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2008-10-11 00:00:03

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. 12 from the Central Asian spaceport of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, Space.com reported Friday. Garriott's father, Owen, 77, is a retired astronaut from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. "I'm just very...

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2008-10-10 11:45:00

U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott said he was confident ahead of Sunday's launch into space on a Russian spaceship and downplayed concerns over a bumpy ride back to Earth. Previous crews returning from the International Space Station have referred to rough landings and massive gravitational force after Russia's Soyuz capsules slid off into dangerous "ballistic re-entry" twice in a row over the past year. "I don't think it will bother me in the least," Garriott said from Russia's Baikonur...

2008-10-06 00:00:05

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. More than that, he didn't want to imagine the toll it would take on his family if something went wrong. "But then, I found it really comforting and neat to see when I saw how excited he was in his spacesuit,...

2008-09-23 21:00:11

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. Garriott said at a news conference in Star City that, before even flying into space for the first time, he was thinking already what could be done on his second mission and how much he could spend on it. The space tourist, who built his fortune as a designer...

2008-09-23 21:00:10

MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - Space tourist Richard Garriott, the son of U.S. astronaut Owen Garriott, and Sergei Volkov, the son of Russian cosmonaut Alexander Volkov, will work together on the International Space Station and then will return together to the Earth, Director of the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) Anatoly Perminov told journalists. "The history of astronautics has never seen such a thing: two dynasties, two sons of the U.S. and Russian astronauts descending on the same...

2008-09-23 21:00:10

STAR CITY, Moscow region. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian Federal Space Agency's interdepartmental commission has approved new crewmembers of the International Space Station (ISS) and the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft: cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, NASA astronaut Michael Fincke and space tourist Richard Garriott. "Lonchakov was appointed Soyuz commander and the ISS flight engineer. Fincke will be the flight engineer aboard Soyuz and will command the ISS. Garriott was approved as a participant of...

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2008-09-23 13:55:00

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. His father, Owen Garriott, was a two-time space traveler who took extensive photographs of the Earth's surface during his stay on the U.S. orbital station Skylab in 1973. The younger Garriott plans to take photos using data from the Skylab...

2008-08-03 12:00:06

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. Richard Garriott will make history as the first child of an American astronaut to rocket into orbit, and his dad will keep in touch with him during his time in space. Garriott is set to fly aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the international space station Oct. 12. Speaking at a news conference...

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2008-07-31 07:50:00

A computer game wizard may spend the bulk of his $30 million fortune to be the world's next space tourist. Richard Garriott is set to fly on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft mission to the international space station on Oct. 12.  The fall flight will be a historic one as it will be the first by a child of an American astronaut. "To be frank, this price tag is the majority of my wealth," the 47-year-old Garriott said at a Wednesday press conference in Houston. According to Garriott, space...

2008-07-28 06:00:00

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. Then there's a weather-fouled expedition to the Antarctic in search of buried meteorites. And, of course, there's some kick-in-the-pants sprints to the edge of space in Soviet-era fighter jets. But in October,...


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Owen Garriott
2012-10-02 10:26:07

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...

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