Virgin Galactic simply effectively despatched founder Richard Branson to the edge of space and back, and now the corporate is providing a possibility so that you can take the go back and forth within the corporate’s spaceplane as smartly. After Sunday’s flight, Branson introduced that Virgin Galactic had partnered with fundraising platform Omaze to open a sweepstakes that may ship the winner and a chum on a spaceflight.
The winner will take a go back and forth at the VSS Solidarity spaceplane, the similar airplane Branson traveled on. You’ll additionally get a excursion of Spaceport America in New Mexico from Branson himself, “with my Willa Wonka hat on,” Branson stated. (“And I promise a number of chocolate within the manufacturing facility,” he joked.)
The sweepstakes may be a fundraiser for the nonprofit Space for Humanity, and the extra you donate, the extra entries you get (even though the positive print says that the utmost quantity of entries for one particular person is 6,000). You’ll be able to additionally publish an access with out donating if you select.
The sweepstakes closes on September 1st at 2:59AM ET, and the winner can be introduced “round” September twenty ninth, in keeping with the web page. Amongst different restrictions, you will have to be 18 years or older to go into, and the winner and their visitor must end up that they’re vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 to be eligible to win the sweepstakes.
The “enjoy” is estimated to happen in early 2022.