Garriott, Known For Ultima Online, Blasts Off Into Space

October 13, 2008

Video game designer Richard Garriott, best known for Ultima Online, has blasted off into space to the International Space Station....Washington (ChattahBox) – Video game designer Richard Garriott, best known for Ultima Online, has blasted off into space to the International Space Station.

The 47-year old is the son of  U.S. astronaut, 77-year old Owen Garriott.

His dad, Owen flew into space on an Apollo mission some 30 years or so ago.

He launched on Sunday aboard the Russian Soyuz rocket along with U.S. astronaut Mike Fincke, as well as Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov.

His parents watched him  take off after he spent $30 million for his ticket.

He is the sixth space tourist to be heading to the ISS.


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