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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Garriott to Launch to ISS Oct. 12

The Russian Soyuz TMA-13 is due to be launched from Kazakhstan spaceport on October 12 with American multi-millionaire businessman Richard Garriott, the son of former Skylab astronaut Owen Garriott.

Garriott
will fly on Soyuz with American NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov. The launch will be LIVE on NASA-TV.

Garriott paid more than 30 million dollars to be launched into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, according to Space Adventures, the Virginia-based company that plans space tourist trips.