Comic-Con: 'Big Bang Theory' Sending Fan To Space

The Big Bang Theory is really sending one of its fans on a suborbital flight, much like one of its lead characters at the end of last season. A fan named Mercedes, who asked the assembled cast and crew a question earlier in today’s Comic-Con panel, won a contest offered by the show that puts her on a space flight from private company COR Aerospace. She will fly with Astronaut Richard Searfoss on the Lynx Experience, a two-seat launch vehicle that goes up and down like a regular plane. The gift — which came after Simon Helberg, whose Howard Wolowitz character went into space last season on the show, pretended to turn down the offer from Searfoss — was really the only surprise of the panel. But five seasons in, Big Bang Theory still has such a massive audience on TV and the CBS comedy drew a massive crowd to the cavernous Hall H. Entering to cheers, cast members Kunal Nayyar, Kaley Cuoco, Helberg, Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik were joined by producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. Johnny Galecki couldn’t make it as his flight was delayed. Jim Parsons joined via satellite from NYC where he is performing on Broadway. (more…)

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