Virgin Galactic simply effectively sent out creator Richard Branson to the edge of area and back, and now the business is using a possibility for you to take the journey in the business’s spaceplane. After Sunday’s flight, Branson revealed that Virgin Galactic had actually partnered with fundraising platform Omaze to open a sweepstakes that will send out the winner and a good friend on a spaceflight.
The winner will travel on the VSS Unity spaceplane, the exact same airplane Branson took a trip on. You’ll likewise get a trip of Spaceport America in New Mexico from Branson himself, “with my Willa Wonka hat on,” Branson stated. (” And I assure great deals of chocolate in the factory,” he joked.)
The sweepstakes is likewise a charity event for the not-for-profit Area for Humankind, and the more you contribute, the more entries you get (though the small print states that the optimum quantity of entries for a single person is 6,000). You can likewise send an entry without contributing if you select.
The sweepstakes closes on September 1st at 2: 59 AM ET, and the winner will be revealed “around” September 29 th, according to the site. To name a few limitations, you need to be 18 years or older to get in, and the winner and their visitor will need to show that they’re immunized versus COVID-19 to be qualified to win the sweepstakes.
The “experience” is approximated to happen in early 2022.