Space Race winner: 'As I get closer to launch I'll get nervous'

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 10, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Updated Thursday, May 10 at 8:36 AM

Arizona law student Gregory Schneider has won a trip into space courtesy of the Space Needle.

Schneider was announced as the winner of the contest Wednesday, and Thursday he appeared on KING 5 Morning News to talk about his upcoming flight.

"It's very humbling to think that it's going to be me that gets to do this, and not all the incredibly more amazing people than me who have wanted to and didn't have the chance," Schneider said.

Schneider's trip will be with Space Adventures, a space tourism company whose rocket is still undergoing testing for safety.

"Mostly I'm just excited right now," he said. "I think as I get closer to the launch I'll get nervous."

Schneider is married with two children, and third on the way.

 

 

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