Tim Gibson at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
Tim Gibson at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. Contributed ROK090114space9

Blast off for former Yeppoon man Tim in 15 months time

FORMER Yeppoon man Tim Gibson could be blasting off into space in 15 months' time.

After winning a Lynx competition last year and attending the Lynx Space Academy at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, Tim is getting closer to seeing the world from a different angle.

Tim, 30, said he was counting down the months until take-off.

"When I get that final call with the exact dates I think the nerves will hit me... I never expected this to happen in my life."