Seoul (Korea) – Richard Garriott, aka ‘Lord British’ and the creator of the legendary Ultima role-playing games, is headed to space. The Korea Times reports that game developer NCSoft will probably sponser the trip as a promotion for the upcoming sci-fi MMORPG Tabula Rasa. Garriott will spend a week on the International Space Station in the fall of 2008.
NCSoft is also considering sending CEO and founder Kim Taek-jin on a similar trip in 2009.
Here’s an interesting bit of trivia. Richard Garriott is the son of former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott. The elder Garriott travelled into space several times and lived on the Skylab and Skylab-1 space stations.
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