The Son in Orbit

Richard Garriott reflects on his visit to the International Space Station and on growing up with an astronaut dad

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Photo of U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott
Photo: AP Photo/ Mikhail Metzel

U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott gestures before the final test in a mock-up of a Soyuz TMA space craft in Star City outside Moscow on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008. U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, and U.S. astronaut Michael Fincke are scheduled to start for the International Space Station on Oct. 12. (AP Photo/ Mikhail Metzel)
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