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London: Dedication to charity work, including his volunteering for people with mental health problems, has won 24-year-old Essex-born Hussain Manawer a trip to Space, making him the first British Muslim to travel beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. And to make his trip to space scheduled in 2018 more meaningful, Hussain has dedicated the historic journey to people suffering from mental health. “‘This spaceship, I want to dedicate 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 announced after winning the international competition. Hussain Manawer was declared winner in November 2015 at the Kruger Cowne Rising Star competition ceremony in Bangkok. Hussain’s moving speech about living with mental illness helped him beat entrants from 90 different countries to win the amazing top prize. n