Out of this world: British man wins trip to space

A young British man has won a top prize that’s out of this world.

Hussain Manawer from England was the winner of the One Young World Rising Star award, which will send him on a trip to space.

Hussain Manawer from England was the winner of the One Young World Rising Star award, which will send him on a trip to space. Image by One Young World

Hussain Manawer, 24, will be heading into space after winning a world-wide competition in Bangkok, where the top prize was a return ticket to space. He was selected as the winner at the One Young World summit, beating out people from 90 other countries.

One Young World is a UK-based non-profit that gathers young people from around the world at an annual summit.

Manawer, who won the competition with a spoken word poem on mental health, said he is dedicating his trip to everyone who has suffered from a mental health issue, reports the Huffington Post.

The prize is sponsored by the talent agency Kruger Crowe and was presented by Ron Garan, a NASA astronaut. The trip is scheduled for 2018 and he must undergo training to head 62 miles into space, where there will be no gravity, reports ITV.

Watch video of Manawer’s poem here at 11:24.

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