Flight Attendant picks up wrapper in trash, wins space trip
A very lucky Flight Attendant in France will have a chance to be one of Europe’s pioneer space tourists after picking up a KitKat wrapper out of the bin and finding a winning code in the chocolate’s latest contest wherein a lucky winner will fly to the upper reaches of the earth’s atmosphere.
Mathilde Epron, 32, said she had bought the KitKat chocolate bar at her local supermarket but threw the wrapper right after eating in the trash, because she believes that “it’s only others who win.”
“For someone who works in air travel it’s really a dream come true,” she told France Info radio.
A spokeswoman for Nestle in France confirmed that Epron had won the prize to take a flight on a four-seater, fighter-sized aircraft 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 in the United States before boarding the Rocketplane XP aircraft which will reach an altitude of 100 km (60 miles) and allow a five-minute experience of weightlessness.
So think for a moment before throwing in the trash, you might end up throwing something valuable.