A 24-year-old from Essex who is set to become the first British Muslim to go to space after winning a competition has dedicated his win to everyone who lives with mental health problems.
“This spaceship, I want to dedicate this to every single person who has suffered from mental health, every young boy, girl, man, woman who sits in their bedroom crying and you don’t know why, everyone who avoids mirrors because you don’t like what you look like.” – Hussain Manawer
“I want to tell you, if you are suffering from mental health it is absolutely fine.
“Welcome to the club, there are seven billion of us.”
When asked, what he would be looking forward to the most by buzzfeed, he said – ”Being able to see the world for what it is. Floating. No gravity. I think just being able to take off and experience the world in a way I never thought I’d be able to experience is really interesting, and just to look around and see what’s out there. That’s really interesting to me. I’m quite a basic person in life and I think this experience is going to be mind-blowing for me.”
”I really want to open a packet of Maltesers and watch them float, and do this [munches imaginary floating Maltesers] – I think that’ll be really funny.” He said to Buzzfeed earlier this year.