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Virgin Galactic Partners with Omaze to Offer 2 Tickets to Space to the Public

Virgin Galactic Partners with Omaze to Offer 2 Tickets to Space to the Public
The Siliconreview
15 July, 2021

Virgin Galactic is teaming up with charity fundraising platform Omaze to offer a free ride to suborbital space to two contest winners from the general public. The company stated that it would put two people on a spaceflight expected to launch in early 2022. This news came in shortly after billionaire Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and five other people safely landed from a trip to suborbital space aboard Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity spaceliner.

People interested can enter the contest, and payment is not necessary to participate. In a pre-recorded video released by Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson detailed how he had the greatest experience of Earth from above and thrilled to allow common people. Based on Branson's experience, you'll experience about four minutes of weightlessness aboard VSS Unity, which particularly lifts off beneath the wings of the carrier plane.

People who apply for the contest must meet numerous conditions on the Omaze website; the most important ones include being at least 18 years of age, coming from a worldwide jurisdiction without being prohibited from participation, and providing proof of a coronavirus vaccination. If the criteria mentioned above are fulfilled, then people can take part in the contest.