Who won two seats on a space flight with Virgin Galactic?

Who won two seats on a space flight with Virgin Galactic?
Who won two seats on a space flight with Virgin Galactic?
company announcedVirgin GalacticYesterday, Wednesday, Aerospace Industries announced the winner of two seats in a trip to space, a 44-year-old woman living in Antigua and Barbuda, who won two tickets thanks to a lottery drawing, while one ticket usually sells for 450,000 dollars.

Keisha Shahaf decided to go on this space trip with her 17-year-old daughter, a science student who is pursuing her studies in Britain and dreams of working for NASA. I received the news from Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic The same one who visited her home in Antigua and Barbuda in early November.

“I thought it was going to be a Zoom video meeting,” Keisha Shahaf told AFP, “but when I saw Richard Branson enter, I started screaming! I couldn’t believe it.” She added, “As a child, I was always fascinated by space. It’s a great opportunity for me to feel alive.”

Keisha Shahav won this award by participating in a fundraising campaign organized by Virgin Galactic on the omaise platform, which raised $1.7 million. The money will be donated to the organization.Spice for Humanitynon-governmental organizations, which work to promote access to space.

The value of Keisha Shahav’s donation was not disclosed, but the donations started at a low price of $10. In a statement, Virgin Galactic said the campaign attracted nearly 165,000 participants in eight weeks.

“The ability to give people of all ages and backgrounds equitable access to space, and thus the opportunity to inspire and guide others after returning to Earth, is what Virgin Galactic has been striving for for two decades,” said Britain’s Richard Branson.

Keisha Shahaf will be among the “first astronauts” at Virgin Galactic, but her place on the waiting list has not yet been determined, according to a company spokesperson.

Virgin Galactic has sold about 700 tickets for space flights: 600 between 2005 and 2014, then 100 new tickets since August, when it was relisted for $450,000.

(France Brush)

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