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Blogger Wins 'Race to Space' Contest

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 8:50 a.m. PST

Twenty-one year old Billy Bones of Orem, Utah is the proud winner of the Game Trust LaunchNow Race to Space Contest. The office worker will travel to Moscow where he’ll strap into a Russian MIG 25 and travel a more than twice the speed of sound to the edge of space.

When notified by the Game Trust “Prize Patrol” that he was the LaunchNow Grand Prize Winner, Billy said, “Hey, I was doing my thing on MySpace when I saw on one of the advertisements that I could add arcade games to my page…and I thought that was a neat idea. Who doesn’t like games? And I saw that there was the contest to win a trip to space; but the truth is that I took it very lightly, thinking ‘I have never won anything in my life; why would I win something like this?’ But little did I know that I would be the winner this time…”

Billy also noted, “I think that this will be a great and unforgettable experience that would not be a good idea to pass up…I have always been big on jets and cars—once a kid, always a kid!”

Billy will chronicle his thoughts on his space adventure through a personal blog. Stay tuned for details at

Information on Billy’s space adventure can be found at:

Since the Game Trust LaunchNow Race to Space Contest was announced in October, more than 50,000 web publishers—including thousands of individuals from MySpace and Xanga—signed up to feature their own customized arcade, rich with exciting player features like chat and head-to-head play. All entrants were automatically entered into the contest. Game Trust is preparing new gear to offer sites that offer the LaunchNow Arcade, including iPods and digital cameras. And, Game Trust is gearing up to offer more hit games to the Custom Arcade, including Ancient Tripeaks, Munch Madness, Roll On, TruGammon, TruMahjong, and more.

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