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Flight Attendant Becomes Space Cadet

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Flight attendants are used to having their hands in trash. When I was a flight attendant, not only did people hand me all kinds of gross things—but you have to literally push the trash deep into the can because of the limited space on flight. You get past all the “glamour” of doing things like this quickly.

A French flight attendant will become one of Europe’s pioneer space tourists after picking a chocolate wrapper out of the trash and finding a winning number in a competition to fly to a route she never dreamed to bid for—space!

Mathilde Epron, thirty-two, said she had bought a Kit Kat chocolate bar at her local grocery store but initially threw the wrapper in the trash, telling herself that “it’s only others who win.”

A couple of hours later, thinking back to the competition, she decided to try her luck and went through the trash can in search of the wrapper, and found the winning code inside!

“For someone who works in air travel it’s really a dream come true,” she told local radio host.

A spokeswoman for Nestle in France confirmed that Epron had won the prize! On this flight, Epron has positive space! The four-seater, fighter-sized aircraft was built by Rocketplane, a company that builds aircraft intended to provide cheap flights into space.

She will receive four days of astronaut training in Oklahoma City before boarding the Rocketplane XP aircraft that will reach an altitude of sixty miles per hour and allow a five-minute experience of weightlessness (which is a huge comfort to any flight attendant old enough to remember the weight restrictions we used to have to meet!).

We at Princess Bubble are thrilled for you and hope you have the ride of your life!


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