Gaming Mogul Space Tourist Richard Garriott Back On Earth

We've traced Garriott's dream journey to space from his eight months of training in Russia's Star City » 10/24/08 7:08am 10/24/08 7:08am to his climactic orbital just last week, but at 7:34 Moscow Time (10:34 EST) our favorite space tourist's trip came to its inevitable end. Garriott is now safely on the ground in Kazakhstan after just ten days in…

Richard Garriott Arrives at ISS, Reportedly Ready to Fix the Toilet

The Soyuz TMA-13, carrying computer game rich guy, son of an astronaut, and current space tourist Richard Garriott has successfully docked with the International Space Station as of 8:26 GMT (3:26 EST). The three-man crew just finished floating around in orbit » 10/14/08 4:59am 10/14/08 4:59am for a few days, and are now commencing their scheduled…

Richard Garriott Reaches Orbit, Can Finally Act Out Plot of Tabula Rasa

Computer game millionaire Richard Garriott is now in orbit. At about 3 a.m., the current luckiest geek in the world blasted off in a Soyuz TMA-13 capsule alongside U.S. astronaut Michael Fincke and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov. The three will circle the Earth a few times before docking with the International Space… » 10/12/08 11:00am 10/12/08 11:00am

A Look Inside Russia's Star City, Where Cosmonauts Are Made

Wired » 8/20/08 7:10pm 8/20/08 7:10pm has on Richard Garriott, the father of MMORPG OG Ultima and the latest millionaire to get blasted up to the ISS as a paying tourist. More specifically, the grueling 8 months of training Garriott must first endure at Zvyozdny Gorodok, (Star City), a.k.a. Yuri's house, a.k.a. where space flight was born. All…

Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk Watch Brings Out Your Inner Space Cowboy

Just 100 of Seiko's Spring Drive Spacewalk watches, space-proof wristwatches being developed with a little help from the Russian Federal Space Agency, are expected to be made. Designed for Richard Garriott, the video-game honcho-turned-future space tourist, the titanium-encased timepiece weighs just 92.5 grams and is… » 4/05/08 11:00am 4/05/08 11:00am