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2013-09-07 23:00:45

Richard Garriott, who became the first American in 2008 to be a second-generation space traveler, is offering selections from his privately held collection as part of large-scale event at Austin Auction Gallery on September 21, 2013. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 07, 2013 With items ranging from a historic rocket ship model to a full-sized Wells Fargo replica stagecoach, legendary video game developer and astronaut Richard Garriott will be offering pieces from his eclectic personal...

Time-Lapse Video Captures Beauty On Earth And In The Sky
2012-07-24 05:09:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is a sensation that I may never be able to experience in my life, but one video showing off images taken from the International Space Station (ISS) gets me just a little closer to being in space. Photographer Knate Myers pieced together images taken from the ISS and created a beautiful time lapse photography video of what it´s like to circle around this wonderful globe. The video starts with a simple view of our rotating...

Space Tourism Could Be $1 Billion Industry In 10 Years, FAA Head Says
2012-03-22 13:56:32

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday that space tourism will be a $1 billion industry in 10 years. With the retirement of the space shuttle program, the burden to sending astronauts to low-orbit has been placed on the commercial industry for NASA by the Obama administration. Now that these new spacecrafts are under development, a new industry for space tourism is also underway. Commercial space flights by companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic may...

Richard Garriott - Man on a Mission
2012-01-11 06:57:14

Documentary Gives Backstage Glimpse At Space Program Review by Lee Rannals for RedOrbit Some people simply know how to spend money better than others, and Richard Garriott falls right in line with that category. A new documentary opening on Friday, January 13, called "Man on a Mission" features Garriott in a film that could not be better titled. Garriott became the sixth civilian in space after spending $30 million on a ride aboard Soyuz to the International Space Station. "Man...

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2011-08-22 14:55:28

Once shunned by serious game developers, games titles that are distributed at no cost are showing value in the marketplace. Fans and players of video games are shelling out small payments for in-app purchases and those few dollars are adding up nicely, Reuters is reporting. Upgraded levels, improved weapons and in-app treasures are just some of the virtual goods that are being snapped up by game players. According to a survey published by German tech industry association Bitkom earlier...

2011-08-01 09:00:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle's iconic Space Needle announced today that it will be sending someone from the general public into space in what it is calling Space Race 2012. This mission is in celebration of the Space Needle's 50th Anniversary and it highlights the Space Needle's heritage of its futuristic effort to herald innovation, technology and human achievement of the coming 50 years. "The Space Needle was built when our country was in a global space race. With...

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2011-08-01 11:50:00

Organizers of Seattle's Space Needle say they want to celebrate the iconic symbol's 50th anniversary by sending someone to space. "We went back to 1962 and questioned why the Space Needle was built," Ron Sevart, President and CEO of the Pacific Northwest landmark, told the Associated Press (AP). "It was an optimistic time, a forward-looking time, right in the middle of the space race." His team decided to create a multi-tiered contest to send someone into orbit using a company from the...

2011-06-15 07:03:00

BERLIN, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Garriott, legendary creator of the genre-defining Ultima series and founder of social media games developer and publisher Portalarium, will give a keynote address at the 2011 Game Developers Conference(TM) Europe (GDC Europe). The keynote, titled "The Three Eras of Gaming and Why This One is a Game Changer," will provide attendees with special insight into the current era of social and casual games, and will discuss whether or not...

2010-07-30 10:32:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys from Fish & Richardson P.C. today announced a $28 million breach of contract verdict delivered in favor of computer gaming pioneer Richard Garriott against South Korea-based NCsoft Corp. Jurors in the case found that NCsoft breached its stock option agreement with Mr. Garriott by falsely stating that he left the company voluntarily in order to force him to exercise his stock options during a down market. Mr. Garriott is a legend in the...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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