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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and RICHARDSON, Texas, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- What happens when you block an opponent on Mars, leap for a reception on the Moon, or throw a tight spiral on the space station? Students will soon be able to test and predict the physics of these sports moves in space.
The millionaire son of a retired astronaut is about to follow his father into orbit, after buying a seat on a Russian rocket.
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...