Vasco Da Gamma was born in Portugal, 1460. At the age of 28 Vasco was given a task to go find a direct route to Asia from Portugal, under the charge of Manuel I.
Da Gama's Motivation
Da Gama's motivation was for gold. He wanted to find spices from India to sell back in Portugal.
Results of Vasco's Voyage
The negative results were Da Gama lost half of his crew, mostly to scurvy and other illness. Lost a ship in the process as well. The things Vasco gained included wealth, a title of "Dom" (Lord), and a route from Portugal to India around Africa.