Son of astronaut plans to teach from space

March 19, 2008 1:37:45 PM PDT
Richard Garriott, a video game designer and son of Skylab astronaut Owen Garriott, plans to teach from space to students at 50 Challenger Centers around the world, the center announced Wednesday. The younger Garriott recently purchased a trip to the International Space Station on a Russian rocket.

"Lessons will be taught here on the ground," Garriott said. "Demonstrations in one G will be performed here on the ground and I will become the remote hands in space to perform those same experiments."

Garriott is scheduled to fly into space in October.

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