Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic will offer two free tickets to space.
In partnership with charity fundraising platform Omaze, the space tourism venture will give away the tickets on flights slated to launch in 2022. The cost for a seat on a Virgin Galactic flight is usually $250,000.
A press release from Omaze reads:
The Omaze sweepstakes will support Space for Humanity, a nonprofit seeking to democratize space and send citizen astronauts of diverse racial, economic, and disciplinary backgrounds to space.
Participants can enter for the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime galactic journey: two tickets to experience microgravity at the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity, the same spacecraft that carried Sir Richard Branson to space and back this morning.
On Sunday, Branson became the first human to enter space on his own vehicle. As The Daily Wire reported:
The mothership WhiteKnightTwo took off with SpaceShipTwo — also known as VSS Unity — attached in between its twin fuselages. At about 46,000 feet, the