Pics: Richard Garriott in space

MMO man blasts off... for real

Here you are then; here's some photos of MMO designer Richard Garriott blasting in to space.

The Ultima and Tabula Rasa designer - also known as 'Lord British' - launched off yesterday morning, heading towards the International Space Station.


Although his father was a trained Astronaut, Garriott heads to the stars as one of the first ever space tourists, having paid £15m for the 10-day trip in orbit.

He plans to carry out experiments for various companies during his voyage, and take photos to record how the Earth's surface has changed in the 35 years since his father's voyage.

Have a look at some footage of him wearing a massive space suit on the BBC.