Egyptian mountaineer wins trip to space

Ahram Online, Friday 6 Dec 2013

Winners of the Axe Apollo contest will get to travel in a spaceship into orbit

Omar Samra
Egyptian Omar Samra (Photo:

Egyptian Omar Samra on Thursday became one of 25 lucky contest winners who will be passengers on a spaceship to be blasted into orbit.

Samra was one of the winners of a global contest run by Axe Apollo Space Academy.

Samra, 35, became the first Egyptian to climb Mount Everest in 2007.

The winners were required to pass a number of physical and psychological tests.

"Tonight was one of those epic moments in a man's life, when you get the privilege to go to a place where few have," Samra wrote on his official Facebook page.

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