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Richard Garriott

Richard Garriott

Status: Retired
7/4/1961 –
Nationality: British
Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger
First Flight: 10/12/2008
Last Flight: 10/12/2008

Richard Allen Garriott de Cayeux (born July 4, 1961) is an English-American video game developer and entrepreneur.

On October 12, 2008, Garriott flew aboard Soyuz TMA-13 to the International Space Station as a private astronaut, returning 12 days later aboard Soyuz TMA-12. He became the second astronaut, and first from the U.S., who had a parent that was also a space traveler.

Astroscale - ASC

  • Type: Private
  • Abbreviation: ASC
  • Administration: COO: Chris Blackerby
  • Founded: 2013
  • Spacecraft: ELSA-d | ADRAS-J
  • Country: JPN

Astroscale Holdings Inc. is a private orbital debris removal company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company is developing satellite end-of-life and active debris removal services to mitigate the growing and hazardous buildup of debris in space.

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