‘Big Bang Theory’ Fan Wins Trip To Space At Comic-Con
SAN DIEGO (CBS/AP) — CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” is giving one lucky fan an out-of-this-world experience.
Comic-Con International fans who lined up Friday to question the shows stars were given silver envelopes with one containing a ticket for a space flight from XCOR Aerospace on the Lynx Experience. It’s a two-seat launch vehicle that takes off and lands like a traditional aircraft.
The flight was first offered on stage by former NASA astronaut Richard Searfoss to co-star Simon Helberg. He declined. His character, Howard, blasted off into space at the end of the fifth season.
“Big Bang” star Jim Parsons joined the panel on a monitor via satellite, and Johnny Galecki was absent because of a flight delay.
The winner is reportedly from Paso Robles.
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