Space Tourist Returns from the Final Frontier

Space tourist Richard Garriott returned to terra firma today in north-central Kazakhstan, after spending 10 days aboard the International Space Station, CNN reports. Garriott was the sixth private citizen to purchase a ticket from the Russian government for an outer space vacation, which cost him about $30 million. Son of former NASA astronaut Owen Garriot, Richard said it was a dream come true to follow in the footsteps of his father.

During his trip, Garriott conducted protein crystal growth experiments for a biotech company co-founded by his father wore a watch to test its performance in microgravity.