The first Spanish space tourist wants to take wishes into space

The AP reports that Xavier Gabriel, owner of a popular lottery office in Spain, wants to be the first Spanish space tourist and has signed up for a flight on Virgin Galactic. As part of a charity he sponsors, he has collected wishes from people across the country; he plans to make the “most interesting one” come true, while carrying the rest in a digital recording on his spaceflight. “We’re land-bound, and can’t appreciate how beautiful the Earth is,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to seeing it from space, and thinking about how the planet is too beautiful to be treated so badly.” He added that he hopes his flight takes place on December 22nd, the date of the annual world-famous “El Gordo” lottery in Spain.

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