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[NEWS] Track RG in space (link)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by _zigzag_, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. _zigzag_

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    Track Famed Video Game Developer Richard Garriott as He Orbits Earth via www.richardinspace.com

    Space Adventures' Orbital Space Client Is Currently Onboard the International Space Station and Will Return to Earth October 24, 2008

    VIENNA, VA--Oct 20, 2008 -- Space Adventures' sixth orbital client and famed Ultima and Tabula Rasa video game developer Richard Garriott is currently onboard the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting Earth, conducting research and experiments, and helping Stephen Colbert save humanity by depositing his digitized DNA on the "Immortality Drive" that will serve as a remote offsite backup of the human race. Down on Earth, you can check in on Garriott and track his space mission activities, latest photos and videos, and more by visiting www.richardinspace.com.

    Garriott is the 1st second generation astronaut and only the sixth private individual in history to go to space. His mission to the ISS is the latest destination in a life defined by adventure and innovation. In recent years, Garriott has conquered incredible quests that span the globe including searching for meteorites on the continent of Antarctica, tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda, canoeing down the Amazon, deep ocean hydrothermal vent expeditions and dives to the Titanic. While in space, Garriott aims to accomplish numerous efforts including scientific and environmental research, and educational outreach. Always the leader of the pack, Garriott also will host the first-ever zero-gravity art show in space. All will be chronicled on www.richardinspace.com.

    The site is constantly updated with details on Garriott's adventure and includes rich videos and photos of Garriott throughout his training, launch and current spaceflight. Visitors to www.richardinspace.com can track his exact location as he orbits Earth; pose questions to Richard; view the multi-media gallery, which offers an inside look into what it takes to go to space and back again; and check out awesome video links like Garriott's ZERO-G weightless training and water landing training.

    On Monday, Oct. 20, at 1:20 p.m. EDT, Garriott will be part of the NASA-sponsored videoconference with Expedition Crew 18. The live online video conference with Garriott will be posted on www.richardinspace.com. ​
  2. JerryGarcia

    JerryGarcia Guest

    man that is one rich bugger!

    i remember when he built his own castle some years ago.jeesh!

    he and bill gates could get together and buy their own continent. we'll call it Nerdland and we shall all live there happily gaming away the remainder of our lives... (scantly clad game-girls included!)
  3. deadite

    deadite Sage
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    Jun 17, 2004
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    I hope he's taking a lot of pictures. I read an interview where he said he had spent a huge chunk of his fortune on this trip!

    But what the hell! Not like you can take it with you, ya know? He doesn't have any kids or anything. Might as well enjoy it!