You have just a few days left to try and win a chance to go to space as part of the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission, which is slated to launch into Earth orbit in late 2021.
Until the end of this week, head to the Inspiration4 website to win one of its last two seats, alongside billionaire and commander Jared Isaacman and Hayley Arceneaux, medical assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, who is a bone cancer survivor. and was chosen to join the mission as the crew’s chief medic.
Isaacman donated two more mission seats for the public to come to space with him. Each Inspiration4 mission passenger has a code name: Isaacman is “Leadership”, Arceneaux is “Hope” and the other two mission seats will represent “Prosperity” and “Generosity”.
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The first opportunity asks applicants to launch a store on the Shift4Shop e-commerce platform – Isaacman is the CEO of the company – and “post your inspiring business story on Twitter” to find a seat representing prosperity.
“If you are hesitant to start an ecommerce business, this might be one of the best opportunities to elevate your business to the stars,” Isaacman told Space.com of the Prosperity headquarters, in a video interview. .
The second opportunity is asking for a donation to St. Jude – a Memphis-based hospital that treats children with cancer free of charge – to potentially secure the seat representing Generosity. Larger donations will result in more contest entries. The amounts shown vary between $ 10 for 100 entries) and $ 5,000 (for 10,000 entries), or you can customize the amount of your donation. Each level also receives perks, such as a mission poster or vintage t-shirt.
“This is not an auction,” Isaacman told Space.com of the Generosity headquarters. “It’s not a rich person who’s going to donate $ 50 million or $ 60 million for the seat. It’s a level playing field right now. So whether you consider donating to a great cause in its own right – in St. Jude – go to the mission website. Try it. “
The mission is heralded as the first fully private crewed orbital mission and will not include any professional astronauts, with SpaceX pioneering the corporate effort to boost space tourism. A handful of well-heeled space tourists have flown into space on government missions, and companies such as Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic are working on spacecraft that could one day bring paying customers into sub-orbit.
The deadline to enter the contest is Sunday (February 28) at 11:59 p.m. EST (0459 March 1 GMT). You can register at inspiration4.com and read the official contest rules here.
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