Richard’s father, Owen Garriott, made two spaceflights: aboard Skylab in 1973 and aboard STS-9/Spacelab-1 in 1983 spending a total of 70 days in space. He carried SEIKO watches on each flight and wore one continuously during his Spacelab mission.
As part of an educational initiative sponsored by DHL, students were asked to predict the result what would happen in space if two objects of different masses on a looped course were propelled with the same force. Richard brought this physics experiment to the ISS and documented the results.
Man on a Mission
Richard partnered with Austin-based production company Beef & Pie, to produce a commercial documentary about his spaceflight, the first of its kind, documenting every step of his spaceflight. Beginning with intense physical demands of astronaut training in Star City, Russia through the psychological worries as smoke filled the capsule during reentry, Richard shares an intimate account of what it was like to travel into space. Available on DVD and Amazon Video.