Report: Space Adventures CEO’s Daughter Injured in Virginia Tech Shootings

The daughterof Space Adventures CEO Eric Anderson was among those injured Monday atVirginia Tech, where a student gunman killed 32 people and himselfin the deadliest campus shooting in recent U.S. history.

Anderson'sstep-daughter Kristina Heeger underwent surgery for three gunshot wounds followingthe Virginia Tech shooting in Blacksburg, Virginia, and is reportedly doingwell, according to his assistant Terese Brewster.

"She is instable condition and the prognosis is good," Brewster told Space News inan e-mail.

Brewsterwrote that Heeger underwent surgery Monday afternoon.

Based inVienna, Virginia, Anderson's SpaceAdventures firm offers spaceflight experiences ranging from weightlessflights aboard modified jets to orbital trips to the International SpaceStation (ISS).

The firmarranged the current spaceflight of U.S. entrepreneurCharles Simonyi, who is paying between $20 million and $25 million to visitthe space station, under an agreement with Russia's Federal Space Agency. Hewill returnto Earth with two ISS Expedition 14 astronauts on April 21.

Accordingto Virginia police and the Associated Press, student Cho Seung-Hui shotand killed 32 people, then himself, during a pair of attacks Monday separatedby more than two hours. Two people were killed in a Virginia Tech dormitory in thefirst attack. 30 others were killed in a classroom building, where Cho alsodied, police said.

Cho, whocame to the U.S. from South Korea in 1992, reportedly left an eight-page noterailing against religion and the rich that was found after the massacre, the AssociatedPress reported Tuesday.

AdamGeller, Associated Press national writer, contributed to this report.

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