Top ten things launched into space in 2008


8. Space Tourist Richard Garriott

For just $30 million you too can visit outer space. Texan computer game developer Richard Garriott paid that lofty fee to Russia’s Federal Space Agency for a chance to blast off aboard a Soyuz rocket in October. The son of former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott, the younger Garriott became the first American second-generation space traveler when he took a 10-day vacation to the International Space Station.

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