SAN DIEGO (AP) — Thousands of Comic-Con attendees grab free swag at the pop-culture convention, but one lucky fan nabbed the ultimate prize Friday: a trip to space.
Adult fans who lined up to question the stars of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" were given silver envelopes with one containing a ticket for a space flight from XCOR Aerospace on the Lynx Experience, a two-seat launch vehicle that takes off and lands like a traditional aircraft.
The out-of-this-world trip was won by Mercedes Becerra of Paso Robles, Calif.
The flight was first offered on stage by former NASA astronaut Richard Searfoss to "Big Bang" co-star Simon Helberg, whose character, Howard, blasted off into space at the end of the fifth season. Helberg declined the offer.