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Not long ago, I received an email from a 27 year-old father of two, Gregory Schneider. Gregory told me he was shopping for a telescope online when he happened upon a video promoting the Seattle Space Needle's Space Race competition. The Grand Prize: A rocket ride to space.

Gregory, obsessed with space since he was a child, entered the race, and he wanted to win. Gregory had imparted his love for the heavens to his two children Emi (7) and Jude (3). He wanted to inspire them to always reach for their dreams. But at the time, Gregory was just one of 50,000 applicants hoping to take a ride in the hot seat. But then I got that email.

I ran a post on Gregory 12 days before the voting phase ended. At the time, Gregory had already vaulted to the 5th position on his own but the outcome was still in doubt, that is, until the Chivers launched Gregory to the #1 spot in 45 minutes flat.

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  • Chive!

    Awesome job chivers

    • Berry!

      Chive on!😉

  • etcrr

    Congrats Doing what your passion is, Is a rare and true gift. God Speed

    • tow matter

      Good God stan,,you could easily find a job at Hallmark with such vocabulary.
      God speed to you stan
      We are all counting on you,
      Show us what you are made of.

  • nick

    yes sir! chive on from space

  • Corky

    FAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLL

  • darren

    Awsome congrats

  • Skedaddle

    As a Seattlite I can say you are one ballsy dude playing up on the Needle
    Congratulations And Chive On from space.

  • me...BN!!!

    Tan line Tues!?!?!

  • Sean

    Congrats and what an amazing thing for a site to accomplish with its loyal fanbase. Y'all just sent someone to space! KCCO!!

  • TheUChiver

    One small step for man, one giant leap for Chivers….oh and find the runner up.

    • TheUChiver

      Meant to ask Chive to find Lauren…

  • QuickLikeFrenchToast

    Amazing. I love the chive community!

  • Aaron

    That's. AWESOME.

  • Tuff Guy

    #6 He looks like a douchenozzle.

    • terry

      says the douchennozzle

      • ParForeBeers

        Somebody's jealous

    • Ulvhade

      Our definition of "douchenozzle" differs greatly, while you think a normal looking, intelligent, decent guy is a "douchenozzle" I think a guy who uses the word "douchenozzle" and calls himself Tuff Guy is the actual only "douchenozzle" on this page.

      • assman

        he looks intelligent (you're retarded and shallow)? cause tuff guy was only commenting on his looks, and judging by the starbucks and iPhone if I didn't know a little about him I would agree he LOOKS like a douchenozzle.

        • Ulvhade

          Granted I don't particularly like coffee so maybe I'm way out of the loop, but since when does drinking a specific brand of coffee make one a douche? And an Iphone?? Your standards are bizarre. I always figured the orange tan jersey look flat hat stickered bill sunglasses at night brah guys were more douchy then the coffee drinking smartphone users.

    • Brian

      Says the guy who just demonstrated that he is one.

  • Lebermann

    chive everywhere now has a whole new meaning

  • Chivette

    The community of Chivers is just incredible! Way to go Gregory!!

  • Wet_tosti

    #1 so you are a member of the mile high club you say? Can you say Zero gravity threesome

  • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

    ….and here I was thinking Chivers wanted to launch ME in to space!!1!!
    Yet I do have a question… are you guys really sure it's OK to go in to open space an just hold my breath meow?

    BTW dear minions, did you see my brilliant FIRST on the Nintendo post yet meow? See http://thechive.com/2012/05/15/i-want-to-pat-this

    Hugs,
    Paula
    – Go Gregory Go!!!
    – In space, no one can see you wear your KCCO.

    • Janelle

      CHIVE admins, can you block this rude poster from commenting on the site? I know this is to be expected online, but Paula's snide comments have gotten excessive and out of control.

      • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

        An administrator failed to see how Paulas comment you replied to was rude.

        • Der Freischütz

          ^ Now that's funny.

  • Matt

    #4
    Badass. I wanna go….
    Gregory, make sure to wear a chive T when you go up!

  • AtlChiver

    This is why we love the Chive! Well done everyone.

  • USMC2K3

    Congrats John. Do theCHIVE and 'Merica proud.

  • stonewall_79

    Well done bro!!! A chiver in outerspace is awesome!!!

  • JOE MOMMA

    ITS PRETTY AWESOME TO SEE THE POWER PEOPLE HAVE WHEN THEY GET TOGETHER.WHO WOULD THINK A WEBSITE THAT I USE TO KILL TIME AT WORK COULD MAKE SO MANY PEOPLES DREAMS COME TRUE.

    • cashmoney

      WHY ARE WE YELLING AGAIN??????

  • NothingToSeeHere

    Law Degree, Trip to Space, Baby on the way. Suck it Charlie Sheen. This guy is truly #winning

  • AlbusQ

    Way to go Gregory!!! Awesome job once again Chivers and Chivettes

  • tv_paul

    Good Luck & KCCO Star Voyager.

  • GomerPyle

    Nice…

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