Richard Garriott reception: Richard Garriott is known most recently for being the world's sixth private space explorer. Richard Garriott grew up knowing that space flight ran in the family; he made his childhood dreams a reality when he ventured into space on October 12, 2008, joining the Russian Federal Space Agency for a short-term mission on the International Space Station (ISS). Before his history-making space flight, Garriott was known as "Lord British," the creator of Ultima, the computer game series. His love of creating fantasy computer games led to an early career in game development, first making waves with his game entitled Akalabeth, which was distributed in 1980 in the unique packaging of Ziploc bags.
A reception was held in the Honors Coffee Forum and was hosted by the Business Students as part of the McCoy Business Leadership Week. During the reception, students and faculty had the opportunity to meet with Richard Garriott.
When: 8 February, 4:00 - 5:20 p.m.
Where: Honors Coffee Forum, 407 Lampasas