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Offline steve58

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Scotty "made" it to the ISS
« on: December 28, 2020, 11:24:17 AM »
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The ashes of "Star Trek" star James Doohan, who played the role of Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, were secretly taken aboard the International Space Station, it has emerged. The late actor had always dreamed of visiting the ISS and his wish came true after his son, Chris Doohan, enlisted the help of Richard Garriott to take Doohan's ashes into space during a 12-day self-funded mission as a private astronaut to the ISS in 2008, according to The Sunday Times.

The trip did come with a few obstacles. Garriott had no time to follow the official procedures to bring objects aboard the station so he had to smuggle Doohan's ashes in by hiding them in laminated photos of the actor. One of the cards Garriott left in the station's Columbus module. Another he sent back to Chris while a third he jettisoned into space.

https://www.newsmax.com/thewire/james-doohan-star-trek-scotty-ashes/2020/12/28/id/1003307/
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Re: Scotty "made" it to the ISS
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2020, 12:14:27 PM »
I am going to go out on a limb here and guess that the Richard Garriott mentioned is not THE Richard Garriott of Ultima fame? Or did he really diversify his skill set??
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Re: Scotty "made" it to the ISS
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2020, 02:14:20 PM »
Actually he is that Richard Garriott.  He was one of the 1st space tourists back in 2008.  And another interesting note.  His daddy was Owen Garriott...an American astronaut.
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Re: Scotty "made" it to the ISS
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2020, 05:27:10 PM »
 :o holy crap
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Re: Scotty "made" it to the ISS
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2020, 06:56:56 PM »
Another interesting thing...the game he made with some S. Korean company ( I think NSoft but could be mistaken) bombed hard...apparently while R Garriott was in space they fired him and was trying to use some clauses to keep from having to pay him the remainder of his contract.

Obviously court cases came next and he ended up winning but first time I've ever heard of a company trying to get rid of someone while they were in space.
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