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UVA Student Wins Free Trip To Space

UVA Student Wins Free Trip To Space

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This could be the Christmas gift of a lifetime. UVA student Patrick Carney (pictured) has won a free trip to space. The third-year student entered a contest to win a trip on a small spacecraft earlier this year and beat the odds, winning the only seat open for a US citizen. The Alexandria native will board the XCOR Lynx in 2015. The re-usable shuttle-type spacecraft for commercial sub-orbital flight is the brain-child of Space Expedition Corporation. The contest is sponsored by AXE, a men’s personal care company. Carney says the trip is something he has always dreamed about. Had he not won the contest, reaching his dream would cost a cool $95,000.

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