Richard Garriott

British video game developer, astronaut and entrepreneur

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

Richard Garriott
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Garriott in July 2008
Richard Allen Garriott

(1961-07-04) July 4, 1961 (age 61)
Cambridge, England
CitizenshipAmerican, British[1]
OccupationVideo game developer
Known forUltima series
Origin Systems
Private astronaut
RelativesRobert Garriott (brother)
AwardsAIAS Hall of Fame Award (2006)[2]
Space career
Space Adventures private astronaut//
Cast Of an In Space Station Film
Time in space
11d 20h 35m
MissionsSoyuz TMA-13/TMA-12

Garriott is the son of NASA astronaut Owen Garriott.

On October 12, 2008, Garriott flew aboard the Soyuz TMA-13 mission to the International Space Station as a private astronaut.[3][4] He returned 12 days later aboard Soyuz TMA-12.

Garriott founded the video game development company Portalarium in 2009.[5] He was CEO and creative director of Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues.[6]


  1. "One on One With Richard 'Lord British' Garriott". PC Gamer. UK. August 2007. p. 11. Retrieved April 1, 2016. PCG: 'How did you come by the alias of Lord British? You're obviously not English. Richard Garriott: 'Actually, that's not true ... I am a British citizen. That said, I only lived there for about two months prior to moving to the States.'
  2. "D.I.C.E Special Awards". Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  3. Mark Carreau (2008). "$30 million buys Austin resident a ride on Soyuz mission". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved October 12, 2008.
  4. Tariq Malik. "Former Astronaut's Son Signs on as Next Space Tourist". Retrieved 2007-10-09.
  5. About – Portalarium from official company website
  6. Garriott de Cayeux, Richard. "By the way..." Google+. Archived from the original on 2017-04-14. Retrieved August 1, 2011.