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Buzz Aldrin Launches Competiton for Trip to Space
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 11 January, 2013 : - - In the biggest product launch in its 30-year history, the global competition was announced by space hero Buzz Aldrin, who yesterday revealed details of the Lynx Space Academy.
Lynx is giving one guy or girl the chance to go where only a few elite have gone before, by offering the chance to win an ultimate out-of-this-world experience: a trip to space. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is fronting the new competition, which will see the winner secure a spot on the Lynx SXC space shuttle during its inaugural launch in 2014.
Competition entrants are being asked to join L.S.A at LynxApollo.com to create their own astronaut profile, declaring why they want to go to space. The top candidates will then be treated to a weekend at the Lynx Space Academy, where they will be challenged by a number of physical and mental NASA-style challenges. Four strongest competitors will then be flown to Orlando, Florida, to experience actual space simulations. And only one lucky winner will secure a spot on the shuttle's launch – and blast into the stratosphere.
“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 Lynx is giving the young people of today such an extraordinary opportunity to experience some of what I’ve encountered in space.”
“The Lynx Apollo launch is the biggest and most ambitious in the Lynx brand’s history,” said Mark Aschmann, Lynx brand manager. “For the first time, we’re simultaneously launching one global competition in over 75 countries offering millions of people the opportunity to win the most epic prize on earth. A trip to space – yes, actual space.”
Source: Definition 6
Author: Joana Pereira
Tags: Buzz Aldrin, Lynx Apollo, Space