Could you imagine an ordinary Pinoy to be launched in outer space this 2014? How about JAN – PATRIK LAROYA AS THE FIRST FILIPINO in space next year? 😀
That’s not impossible as Axe Apollo, the newest fragrance from Unilever in partnership with Space Expedition Corporation, launched AXE Apollo Space Expedition Contest, a campaign that will send 22 civilians to the outer space next year and of course… back aboard a private spaceship. * Lisud sad kung send lang :p *
It is also an opportunity to have the very first Pinoy astronaut in space by 2014!
According to space.com, “The winning space travelers will launch aboard a suborbital Lynx Space Plane built by the U.S. company XCOR Aerospace.”
“Space travel for everyone is the next frontier in the human experience,” Buzz Aldrin, who became the second person ever to walk on the moon during NASA’s 1969 Apollo 11 mission in 1969, said in a statement. “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.”
Winning space travelers will fly, one at a time, aboard Lynx space planes once Space Expedition Curacao begins operational flights. The reusable space planes are designed to fly two people — one pilot and a passenger — to an altitude of 62 miles (100 kilometers) during suborbital flights. The rocket plane is built to take off and land horizontally on a runway.
I have a few more days before sending my entry! To join or not to join.. that is the space expedition-worth question!
*Rumor has it that deadline is extended so I’ll have more time to think about this haha*
Readers.. help me decide! Give me more than 50 likes for this post and I will submit my entry!
Imagine having a friend as the Philippines first ever astronaut!? HAHAHAHA!