Search for first Pinoy astronaut launched by Axe and U.S.-based Space Expedition Corp.

GMA News Online reports that "men’s personal care brand Axe is teaming with American space travel agency Space Expedition Corp. (Space XC) in a global project to send civilians to space."

 

GMA News Online reports that "men’s personal care brand Axe is teaming with American space travel agency Space Expedition Corp. (Space XC) in a global project to send civilians to space."

 

The report explained that the "Axe Apollo Space Academy (AASA)" the marketing campaign starts out when 10,000 people who sign up for the mission at www.AxeApollo.com will be invited to go through a series of challenges. Then, from the two candidates found most fit will then undergo training at the Axe Apollo Global Space Camp in Orlando, Florida.

 

The report quoted Axe Philippines, who said, "After spending some time in space camp, one of the two Filipino representatives will be handed the mission to go where no Filipino has gone before." Simply put, the winner will be flying 103 kilometers "up to space" with Space XC. (It was not specified how long they would stay in space.)

 

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