SEATTLE — Gregory Schneider of Tucson, Ariz., has won a trip to space in celebration of the Seattle Space Needle’s 50th anniversary.
He beat out five finalists in Seattle this week for some final competitions.
The final challenge was a Wednesday morning race around the outer ring of the Space Needle roof. They were wearing a harness for safety reasons.
Schneider defeated Sara Cook, from Washington, D.C., for the grand prize. Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin announced the winner of a sub-orbital trip into space.
About 50,000 people entered the contest, then it was narrowed though videos posted online for public voting.