Encyclopedia Astronautica

Crew: Garriott Richard. Space tourist. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station. Backup crew: Halik.

Space tourist, paid $30 million for a ride to the ISS.

First Launch: 2008.10.12.
Last Launch: 2008.10.24.
Duration: 11.86 days.

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Associated People
  • Garriott, Richard Garriott, Richard Allen (1961-) American space tourist. Flew on ISS EP-15. Son of astronaut Owen Garriott, raised in Nassau Bay, Texas. Sold first computer game at 16; made millions in computer games. Paid $30 million for a flight to the International Space Station. More...
  • Halik Halik, Nikos 'Nik' (1971-) Australian. Australian millionaire businessman who was the back-up to Richard Garriott for the space tourist seat on Soyuz TMA-13. More...

See also
Associated Programs
  • ISS Finally completed in 2010 after a torturous 25-year development and production process, the International Space Station was originally conceived as the staging post for manned exploration of the solar systrem. Instead, it was seemed to be the death knell of manned spaceflight. More...

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