If you are someone that wants to make history and live out your astronaut dreams as a kid, you have a chance to do that now. Virgin Galactic in collaboration with Omaze has recently announced a sweepstakes. This will let you win two tickets to space aboard one of the FIRST Virgin Galactic commercial space flights. Here are the details on how to avail of this ticket.
Virgin Galactic Flights to Space
Just recently, founder Richard Branson made it to the edge of space through the SpaceShipTwo spaceplane. Other Virgin Galactic employees have then made history as the first fully crewed spaceflight. The company has been finding ways to make commercial space flights possible. Consequently, these trials may possibly open possibilities for anyone to travel to space, not just astronauts. And because of this, the company is giving an opportunity for people to experience this journey.
Winner of the ticket, accompanied by a friend, will have two seats aboard the VSS Unity spaceplane. That winner will also join Richard Branson, himself, for a personal VIP tour of Spaceport America. Hotel and accommodations will be included as you are flown to the home of Spaceport America in New Mexico.
What You Need To Do?
For those who want to experience the beauty and breathtaking view of Earth from space, there are a few things you have to do. Omaze explained that you do not need to contribute or donate to enter or win the sweepstakes. However, donations as low as $10 will give you more chances to win. You can simply donate $10 for 100 entries, $25 for 250 entries, $50 for 1000 entries. And your odds will be much higher with a $100 donation giving you 2,000 entries. Though as indicated in the fine print, each person has the maximum number of 6,000 entries. Also, make sure to be 18 years old and above to qualify for the sweepstakes, and the winner must have proper documents to prove that they are fully vaccinated.
Take note that this possible trip will take place in early 2022. Winners will be announced around September 29. And you have until September 1 2:59 AM ET to enter the sweepstakes. Another thing to remember is you are to undergo training similarly with any other Virgin Galactic passenger. This is definitely for your safety and to know what to do while aboard the spaceflight.
Who You’ll Help?
Aside from the once in a lifetime experience to gain in winning the ticket, your donations will also help Space for Humanity. This organization aims to expand the access of humanity to space, train future leaders, and create a much more connected world. Basically, they send people to space, which results in cultivating a global network of leaders prepared and knowledgeable of a sustainable future for everyone. This is also to make sure that future generations will have the opportunity to explore and see the beauty of the space.
All specific details of the said sweepstakes can be read on the Omaze page. For those of you who want to try your luck in space, go to this link.