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Richard Garriott

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Richard Garriott
Garriott in July 2008
Richard Allen Garriott

(1961-07-04) July 4, 1961 (age 62)
Cambridge, England
CitizenshipAmerican, British[1]
OccupationVideo game developer
Known forUltima series
Origin Systems
Private astronaut
RelativesRobert Garriott (brother)
AwardsAIAS Hall of Fame Award (2006)[2]
Space career
Space Adventures private astronaut//
Cast Of an In Space Station Film
Time in space
11d 20h 35m
MissionsSoyuz TMA-13/TMA-12

Richard Allen Garriott de Cayeux ( Garriott; born July 4, 1961) is an American video game developer and businessman.

Garriott is the son of NASA astronaut Owen Garriott.

On October 12, 2008, Garriott flew aboard the Soyuz TMA-13 mission to the International Space Station as a private astronaut.[3][4] He returned 12 days later aboard Soyuz TMA-12.

Garriott founded the video game development company Portalarium in 2009.[5] He was CEO and creative director of Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "One on One With Richard 'Lord British' Garriott". PC Gamer. UK. August 2007. p. 11. Retrieved April 1, 2016. PCG: 'How did you come by the alias of Lord British? You're obviously not English. Richard Garriott: 'Actually, that's not true ... I am a British citizen. That said, I only lived there for about two months prior to moving to the States.'
  2. "D.I.C.E Special Awards". Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  3. Mark Carreau (2008). "$30 million buys Austin resident a ride on Soyuz mission". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved October 12, 2008.
  4. Tariq Malik. "Former Astronaut's Son Signs on as Next Space Tourist". SPACE.com. Retrieved 2007-10-09.
  5. About – Portalarium from official company website
  6. Garriott de Cayeux, Richard. "By the way..." Google+. Archived from the original on 2017-04-14. Retrieved August 1, 2011.