Photos: Private Space Traveler Richard Garriott, a 'Man on a Mission'

New Space Station Crew Takes Charge


Expedition 17 Commander Sergei Volkov (second from left) shakes hands with Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke after officially handing over the station’s controls on Oct. 22, 2008. From left, the other station residents are Expedition 17 Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 18 flight engineers Greg Chamitoff and Yury Lonchakov and space tourist Richard Garriott.

Space Tourist, Cosmonauts to Land Tonight


Russian cosmonauts Sergei Volkov (left), Oleg Kononenko (center), Expedition 17 commander and flight engineer, respectively; Yury Lonchakov (background, partially obscured), Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American space tourist Richard Garriott are pictured in the Unity node of the International Space Station during their joint mission in October 2008.

Richard Garriott, Back on Earth


Space tourist Richard Garriott (left) and Expedition 17 commander Sergei Volkov (right), both second-generation spaceflyers, rest after landing safely and on target on Oct. 24, 2008 Local Time in Kazakhstan.

Richard Garriott Back on Earth

First Run Features

Richard Garriott as seen in "Man on a Mission," a film by Mike Woolf that documents Garriott's 2008 privately paid flight to the International Space Station.

Space Adventures Space Tourists, Including Dennis Tito, in Moscow

Space Adventures

Six of the seven Space Adventures alums met in Moscow recently to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic spaceflight of April 12, 1961. Left to right: Greg Olsen, Charles Simonyi, Anousheh Ansari, Dennis Tito and Richard Garriott. (Not pictured: Mark Shuttleworth.)

NY Couple Gets Hitched in Zero Gravity

Noah Fulmor and Erin Finnegan float upside down while performing their marriage ceremony onboard the Zero-G plane. Private space traveler Richard Garriott, a millionaire computer game developer, officiated the wedding. Photo courtesy ZERO-G and Steve Boxall

Soyuz Crew Photo

NASA/Bill Ingalls

NASA astronaut Michael Fincke (seated right), Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov (seated center), Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott (seated left); backup spaceflight participant Nik Halik (standing left), Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, backup station commander; and NASA astronaut Mike Barratt, backup flight engineer, pose for a photograph prior to the launch of the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft on Oct. 12, 2008 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Richard Garriott, Yury Lonchakov and Michael Fincke of Expedition 18

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

From the left, spaceflight participant Richard Garriott, along with cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Expedition 18 flight engineer, and Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander, pose for a portrait in front of their Soyuz TMA-13 capsule during a suited fit check in preparation for a scheduled Oct. 12 launch from the Baikonur launch complex in Kazakhstan.

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