Man gets 2nd chance at space ride

Associated Press reports that Brian Emmett, the 31-year-old software consultant, has signed on to become a space tourism consultant in exchange for a chance to experience weightlessness some 60 miles above Earth.

Many remember Emmett, who won a spaceflight as part of a 2005 sweepstakes sponsored by software giant Oracle Corp.  He forfeited the prize after realizing he would owe $25,000 in taxes for the spaceflight valued at $139,000.

Benson Space Co., founded by rocket entrepreneur Jim Benson, has given Emmett the job.


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