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With Richard Cayeux (President, Explorers Club).
Tue, Sep 27 @ 06:00 PM   FREE   Skylight Modern, 537 W 27th St
 
     
 
 
              

  
 
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The Explorers Club presents their President Richard Garriott.

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Not only is Richard the founding father of the videogame industry, the commercial spaceflight industry, a flown astronaut, but he is also the first explorer to have explored pole to pole, orbited the Earth, & reached the deepest point in the Ocean. As president of The Explorers Club, he oversees a multidisciplinary, professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research, scientific exploration & resource conservation.

Richard Garriott de Cayeux currently serves as the President of the Explorers Club. He is a founding father of the videogame industry & the commercial spaceflight industry, a flown astronaut, & the first explorer to have explored pole to pole, orbited the Earth, & reached the deepest point in the Ocean.

Richard has been inducted into the computer gaming hall of fame & received the industry lifetime achievement award. He is credited with creating the now ubiquitous term avatar for one's virtual self & the category of massively multiplayer games (MMORPGs). He authored the acclaimed Ultima Series & has built 3 leading gaming companies: Origin Systems (sold to Electronic Arts), Destination Games (sold to NCsoft) & Portalarium.

As a principal shaper of the commercial spaceflight industry, he cofounded Space Adventures, the only company to arrange space flights for private citizens & is the sixth private astronaut to live aboard the International Space Station. The son of a NASA astronaut, he became the first second-generation astronaut, served on NASA advisory Council, & has been a key leader in civilian & commercial space through institutions such as the Challenger Center for Science Education, the XPRIZE Foundation, & Space Adventures.
 
 
 
 
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