Richard Garriott, son of Owen Garriott as well as a video game creator, landed back to earth after a 10 day holiday on International Space Station. This Trip cost about Â£17 million (approximate $30 million) to him. He was on board with cosmonauts Oleg Kononeko and Sergei Volkov on a Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA-13.
It is reported that he took all this adventure just to take a few photos of earth to see how they compare to the ones his dad took 35 years back. Had someone told him about Google Earth, he could have saved himself almost half a billion dollars.
“The ride up on Soyuz was phenomenal,” His told reporters after the trip “What a beautiful machine.”
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