AXE, men’s personal product making company and also known as LYNX in some parts of the world, has started a project along with the Buzz Aldrin, who is the second person to walk on the moon, to send 22 people from 60 countries into space through AXE Apollo Space Academy (A.A.S.A) by joining it at AXEApollo.com.
Those people will be sent to space on a flight with international space agency, Space Expedition Corporation (SXC). SXC, led by CEO Michiel Mol, works on XCOR Aerospace’s Lynx suborbital space plane that will take the winners to the space i.e. about 100 kilometers above the Earth surface, achieving the status of astronaut.
“Leave a man. Come back a hero,” the slogan on the website reads.
AXE is asking the people in 45 languages to tell the world why they deserve to go to space. They have to sign up for A.A.S.A by making an astronaut profile on AXEApollo.com. At the final stage, 22 people will be selected for space travel on the basis of competitive space-simulation challenges at the AXE Global Space Camp in Orlando, Florida.
“Space travel for everyone is the next frontier in the human experience,” said Buzz Aldrin, legendary astronaut and pilot of the historic Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon in 1969. “I’m thrilled that AXE is giving the young people of today such an extraordinary opportunity to experience some of what I’ve encountered in space.”
“The AXE Apollo™ launch is the biggest and most ambitious in the AXE brand’s 30 year history,” said Tomas Marcenaro, global Vice President for AXE. “For the first time, we’re simultaneously launching one global competition in over 60 countries offering millions of people the opportunity to win the most epic prize on earth. A trip to space – yes, actual space.”