by Nate Wooley | January 10, 2013 12:20 pm
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and AXE body spray, owned by Unilever (NYSE:UL), are going to send people into space.
The two are working together on the AXE Apollo Space Academy, Fox News reports. An online contest, the academy will eventually send 22 winners to the edge of space aboard the Lynx spacecraft developed by XCOR Aerospace.
Says Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon: “Space travel for everyone is the next frontier in the human experience. 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 contest is available to men and women in 60 countries who fill out an application at the AXE Apollo Academy website. Entrants must write a brief essay about why they wish to fly into space. Final winners will be selected at the AXE Global Space Camp in Orlando, Fla.
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