Earlier this month, Axe announced it will give men and women the chance to compete for one of 22 tickets to travel to space on a flight with Space Exploration Corp., or SpaceXC, based in Amsterdam.
The companies have enlisted Buzz Aldrin, the Apollo 11 astronaut who walked on the moon with Neil Armstrong in July 1969.
Space XC is not to be confused with SpaceX, which was founded by PayPal entrepreneur Elon Musk and has a contract with NASA to launch remote-controlled supply ships to the International Space Station.
Space XC, which says it hopes to “offer daily commercial flights into space as of 2014″ in a suborbital space plane called Lynx, is charging $95,000 to would-be space travelers.
The XCOR Lynx is a special spacecraft indeed. SXC has selected the Lynx Mark I and Lynx Mark II for a number of remarkable specs that offer its passengers the ultimate space experience:
You’re not a passenger, you’re the co –pilot
The Lynx carries only two people; the pilot-astronaut and you, the spaceflight participant, in the right seat. You are in the best seat, up front with all the action, watching every move of the pilot. You are truly part of the mission, not just cargo. This also means that you will be given a suitable “call sign,” a pilot nickname. And, just like any other pilot, you will have no say in this at all.
Originally posted by Josephus
I entered. Thank's for the heads up.
Now all I have to do is figure our what I'm going to say during takeoff....
..."Fly into the danger zone"...
by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds...and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of...wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up, the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, nor even eagle flew.
And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space...
...put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
Originally posted by Spookycolt
reply to post by Scooter591
I hope you make it but as someone else said, I'll wait for it to be established before I jump in. I can barely stand flying let alone going way up there.