The men’s body spray company has teamed up with famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin to send 22 people into outer space!
Axe kicked off it’s new Axe Apollo Space Academy online contest on January 9th. The contest promises to send 22 winners into space, and make sure they smell
like a college dorm nice while doing it.
The winning space travelers will launch about the suborbital Lynx space plane that was built by U.S. company XCOR Aerospace. It is operated by the tourism firm Space Expedition Curacao.
Buzz Aldrin, the second man to ever walk on the moon, seems to be genuinely excited for the venture. He said:
“Space travel for everyone is the next frontier in the human experience. I’m thrilled that Axe is giving the young people of today such an extraordinary opportunity to experience some of what I’ve encountered in space.”
The contest is open to both sexes in more than 60 countries. To enter, one has to sign up on the Axe Apollo Space Academy and write about why they should be chosen to fly into space. Other users will remain to vote on the entries, and the deadline to enter is February 3rd.
The 22 winners will be chosen at the Axe Global Space Camp in Orlando, Florida which will feature competitive “space-simulation challenges”.
Winning space travelers will then get the opportunity to fly one at a time aboard Lynx space planes once Space Expedition Curacao begins operational flights. The reusable planes can accommodate one pilot and one passenger. The plane will fly to an altitude of 62 miles during the suborbital flight. The space plane is also built to take off an land horizontally on a runway.
Axe’s global vice president Tomas Marcenaro stated:
“The Axe Apollo launch is the biggest and most ambitious in the Axe brand’s 30-year history. For the first time, we’re simultaneously launching one global competition in over 60 countries offering millions of people the opportunity to win the most epic prize on Earth. A trip to space — yes, actual space.”
Tickets for a flight overseen by Space Expedition Curacao are set at $95,000. Test flights with XCOR Aerospace are set to begin later this year with the first passenger flight possibly happening in 2014.
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