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Published April 04, 2010, 11:06 AM

13-year old to go on a "Out of this World" trip

(WDAY TV) - A Bismarck boy's "out of this world" dream is about to become reality. 13-year old Chris Riedman's dreamed of seeing a shuttle launch.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Tomorrow morning, he'll be front and center. Riedman won't be watching with the general public. Instead, he'll be joining NASA engineer Jack Bacon.

The shuttle is to take off at 6:15, weather permitting. Riedman says he'll stay there all week if he has too.

"It's a once and life time experience and I am so thrilled. I'm so excited!"

Riedman says his friends are pretty jealous. This is one of four remaining shuttle missions before the international space center is retired.