PARIS (Reuters) – A French air hostess will become one of Europe’s pioneer space tourists after picking a chocolate wrapper out of the rubbish and finding a winning number in a competition to fly to the upper reaches of the earth’s atmosphere.
Mathilde Epron, 32, said she had bought achocolate bar at her local supermarket but initially threw the wrapper in the bin, telling herself that “it’s only others who win.”
Two hours later, thinking back to the competition, she decided to try her luck and fished the wrapper out of the bin, only to find a code marked inside.
“For someone who works in air travel it’s really a dream come true,” she told.
A spokeswoman for Nestle in France confirmed that Epron had won the prize to take a flight on a four-seater, fighter-sized aircraft built by Rocketplane, a company that builds aircraft intended to provide cheap flights into space.
She will receive four days of astronaut training inin the United States before boarding the Rocketplane XP aircraft which will reach an altitude of 100 km (60 miles) and allow a five-minute experience of weightlessness.
~~ I thought this was pretty cool but it would have been cooler if it was not hers to begin with. Still fabulous. Here is RPs link in case you want to live decadently in space too. http://www.rocketplane.com/ .
I am myself, such as it is…not a space gal. I like the Sci-Fi and Utopian ideas of a stylized futuristic world so I would choose something more like Time Travel http://www.timetravelfund.com/ or with my current job and focus something more with the sea – ala Beebe and Teddy, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/ice/sfeature/beebe.html
I do agree that Kit Kats are one of the more delicious candy bars.