That was pretty darn exciting to see Virgin Galactic take Richard Branson on a trip to space.
Want to take that trip too? An estimated 600 people are ahead of you, having put down $250,000 for tickets over the years Virgin Galactic has been working out the technology. Many others have deposits banked for when more tickets go on sale.
However, those of us short on discretionary space travel cash but big on the idea of a trip to space have another shot at being shot into space.
Virgin Galactic and fundraising company Omaze are running sweepstakes with a grand prize of two seats on a future commercial spaceflight.
You can enter for free. But you get additional entires, plus a chance to help make spaceflight more accessible for everyone, by making a donation of as little as $2 to Space for Humanity.
Here’s what they’re promising:
You and your guest will board a Virgin Galactic spaceship where you’ll take off smoothly, just like an airplane, and watch as the colors outside your window change from blue to indigo to midnight black…
Hovering above Earth, nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking views of our bright planet and surrounding galaxy. Or hearing “you are now free to float about the cabin.”
Cameras throughout the cabin will record every moment in HD. With 17 circular windows for viewing, every seat is a window seat. And there’s even a mirror to watch yourself floating through space.
Following a smooth glide descent, you’ll return back to Earth safely, but forever transformed. You’re an astronaut now.
Sound like something you’d like to do someday?
Here’s the link to enter the Virgin Galactic sweepstake for a flight to space. Start thinking about who you’d take along.
(Photos above courtesy Virgin Galactic)