Griffith business graduate Tim Gibson is off to outer space.

The 28-year-old, who studied a double major from 2003 to 2005, is the only Australian in a 23-strong contingent to lift off on a once-in-a-lifetime space mission early next year.

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was on hand to offer congratulations when Tim’s name was included in the 23 to go boldly where few have gone before.

His blog, Timfinity and Beyond, describes the journey ahead and the journey to this point which starts on a military assault course on Philip Island in Victoria. Check it out here.