Sunday, October 12, 2008
Soyuz TMA-13 Safely in Orbit
The latest Soyuz launched to the International Space Station tonight, carrying two Americans and one Russian. It took off on time on Sunady, October 12, 2008 at 12:02 AM PDT. One of the Americans is a space tourist. His name is Richard Garriott. His father, Owen Garriott was a NASA astronaut who flew aboard America's first space station, Skylab. Richard Garriot paid about 30 million dollars to go into space tonight. He made his fortune making the Ultima series of computer games as well as the currently available online game, Tabula Rasa (a MMORPG).