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Issues Forum: Space Explorer Richard Garriott

Date(s): July 23, 2009
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Orientation Theater

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Issues Forum presents Space Explorer Richard Garriott at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. Mr. Garriott is one of the most colorful and legendary figures in the world of Space exploration. His presentation is just in time for the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and is the final Issues Forum on the subject of Space. The Beyond the Moon: NASA's Continuing Mission exhibit will close its doors on August 16th.    

Richard Garriott, an Austin entrepreneur, award-winning computer game developer, philanthropist, and adventure traveler fulfilled his lifelong dream of traveling to space in October 2008. For nine days, he lived aboard a Russian Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft of the International Space Station and became only the sixth private citizen to fly in Earth's orbit. While on board the International Space Station, Garriott conducted medical experiments and research for NASA and the Russian and European space agencies. He also brought along a time capsule holding the digital DNA of notable figures as a plug for his latest video game, Tabula Rasa. Garriott's father, Owen, was a NASA astronaut and flew on two missions -- first as a research scientist on Skylab in 1973, setting a record at the time for the longest trip to space, and his second mission was aboard the space shuttle Columbia.

Join us at 7:00 p.m. for this exciting presentation in the Museum Orientation Theater. This event is free to the public with reservations. To ensure your spot, please call (979) 691-4014. Don't miss out on the excitement. This presentation is presented in conjunction with the Beyond the Moon: NASA's Continuing Mission exhibit.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091