Game Mogul's Trip to Space

Millionaire follows in father's footsteps

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    Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Expedition 18 flight engineer, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Article (SSATA) in the Crew Systems Laboratory at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

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    Sept. 19: Soyuz space crew members from left: U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, and U.S. astronaut Michael Fincke pose before the final test in a mock-up of a Soyuz TMA space craft in Star City outside Moscow.

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    Sept. 30: U.S. astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander, poses after trying on space suit at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 12: U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott crew member of the 18th mission to the International Space Station (ISS) gestures prior the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 12: U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott, crew member of the 18th mission to the International Space Station (ISS), gestures prior to the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 12: This image provided by NASA TV shows Soyuz rocket with two Americans and a Russian cosmonaut lifting off for the international space station from the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 12: The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-13 space ship carrying a new crew to the international space station (ISS) blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 12: The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-13 space ship carrying a new crew to the international space station (ISS) blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 12: The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-13 space ship carrying a new crew to the international space station (ISS) blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 12: The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-13 space ship carrying a new crew to the international space station (ISS) blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 12: Boosters of the first stage of the Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz TMA-13 space ship carrying a new crew to the international space station (ISS) break away as the rocket flies in the sky from the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 12: The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-13 space ship carrying a new crew to the international space station (ISS) blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 12: The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-13 space ship carrying a new crew to the international space station (ISS) blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 14: Soyuz spacecraft TMA-13 approaches the International Space Station with Richard Garriott aboard.

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    Oct. 14: The Soyuz TMA-13 carrying space tourist Richard Garriott and the new Expedition 18 crew approaches the International Space Station.

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    Oct. 14: The crew members of Expeditions 17 and 18 participate in an interview aboard the International Space Station after docking. Space tourist Richard Garriott smiles at bottom left while the Expedition 18 commander gives a hearty thumbs-up.

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    Oct. 14: NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff, left, Expedition 17/18 flight engineer, and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott pose for a photo in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station.

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    Oct. 23: A group of Russian rescue service helicopters prepares to fly over the Kazakh steppe from Kostanai to Arkalyk.

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    Oct. 23: A group of Russian rescue service helicopters flies over the Kazakh steppe on the way from Kostanai to Arkalyk.

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    Oct. 23: A group of Russian rescue service helicopters flies over the Kazakh steppe on the way from Kostanai to Arkalyk.

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    Oct. 24: A Russian Soyuz space capsule descends near Arkalyk, in north-central Kazakhstan. The capsule carrying a Russian-American crew, space tourist Richard Garriott, Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko, touched down on target in Kazakhstan on Friday after a descent from the international space station, safely delivering the first two men to follow their fathers into space.

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    Oct. 24: A Russian Soyuz space capsule descends near Arkalyk, in north-central Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 24: The Russian Soyuz space capsule lands near Arkalyk, in north-central Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 24: The Russian Soyuz space capsule lands near Arkalyk, in north-central Kazakhstan.

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    The Russian Soyuz space capsule on the ground near Arkalyk, in north-central Kazakhstan, with two helicopters nearby.

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    Oct. 24: U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott speaks on a satellite phone shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz space capsule near Arkalyk, in north-central Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 24: Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov shortly after the landing in Soyuz space capsule near Arkalyk, in north-central Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 24: Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov rests shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz space capsule near Arkalyk, in north-central Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 24: Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko shortly after the landing in Soyuz space capsule near Arkalyk, in north-central Kazakhstan.

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    Oct. 24: Search and recovery crew members assist Richard Garriott, center, a U.S. computer game designer who paid some $30 million for a 10-day stay on board the space station, shortly after the landing in Soyuz space capsule near Arkalyk, in north-central Kazakhstan.

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