Lord British – occasionally also known as Richard Garriott ;) – is planning a space flight in October 2008.

Yep, he’s really going to blastoff and pay a visit to the International Space Station. However, it has nothing to do with games. This is strictly a commercial/scientific expedition.

It’s strange to think of someone so well-known for fantasy (except maybe the upcoming Tabula Rasa) going off into space. Of course, his father was an astronaut on Skylab and Spacelab, so it may not be too strange at that.

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages….never mind ;) Check out the press release, which also has a link to Richard’s site about the upcoming flight. I hope he makes it there and back. Safely.

Lord British in Space