Garriott goes into space

Monday, 13 October 2008 07:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt


As reported by the BBC, Richard Garriott blasted off in the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft in Kazakhstan yesterday and is now in space.

He’ll be on the International Space Station for the next ten days.

Garriott paid £15 million for the trip, and is only the sixth civilian to ever go into orbit.

More through the link. Richard: we salute you.