A Second Generation Space Traveler

Richard Garriott talks about his upcoming tourist trip to the space station

(Courtesy Zero G Corp.)

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A&S: Where did you go to school?
Garriott: The University of Texas in Austin.

A&S: Did you graduate?
Garriott: I did not. I'm a classic case. I was making computer games, was actually one of the earliest developers of computer games as the industry evolved. My income in the computer gaming industry surpassed my dad's income as an astronaut while I was in high school. So even though I attended the university for a couple of years, as my income level went up, my grade point average when down and ultimately I decided to focus on the business, which was thriving. The choice was pretty obvious.

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