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Oliver Knight is just 25 but next year he will realise a lifelong ambition - to go into space. He one of 23 people who won competition for a place in space. He went to a specialist training camp in Florida and came out on top.
"Only 537 people have ever been in space in the history of mankind. So to be one of the next people is absolutely incredible and I really feel privileged to have this opportunity" says Oliver Knight
An engineer from Malvern has won a competition to go into space next year.
Oliver Knight was one of 23 wannabe astronauts from all over the world who came out top in training at a special space camp in Florida.
The 25-year-old had to complete a series of physical and aptitude tests to win the prize. He will go to California next year and fly up in the Lynx Mark 11 space craft.
An astronaut who has become a YouTube sensation has been visiting the National Space Centre in Leicester today. Earlier this year, Commander Chris Hadfield became known as the singing astronaut after he recorded a video of David Bowie's Space Oddity, in space.
Even though it's nearly 50 years since man landed on the moon, hopes of reaching other planets are a dream - but not for one Midlands man.Read the full story ›
Even though it's nearly 50 years since man first landed on the moon, hopes of reaching other planets are still a distant dream - but not in the mind of one Midlands man.
David A. Hardy's imagination has helped the rest of us visualise what life on other worlds might look like - and his work has been celebrated across this one. Andy Bevan has his story.