You only have a few days left to try to win a chance to go to space on the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission, which is scheduled to launch into Earth orbit by the end of 2021.
Until the end of this week, go to the Inspiration4 website to win one of his last two spots along with billionaire and commander Jared Isaacman and Hayley Arceneaux, a medical assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, who survived bone cancer and was selected to participate in the mission as crew chief.
Isaacman donated two more mission seats to the public to get out into the room with him. Each passenger on the Inspiration4 mission has a code name: Isaacman is “Leadership”
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The first option asks attendees to start a store on the Shift4Shop e-commerce platform – Isaacman is the CEO of the company – and to “post your inspiring business story on Twitter” to get a space that represents prosperity.
“If you ever hesitate to start an e-commerce business, this may be one of the best ways to lift your business to the stars,” Isaacman told Space.com about the prosperity of a video interview.
The second option asks for a donation to St. Jude – a Memphis-based hospital that treats pediatric cancer patients for free – to potentially secure the seat that represents generosity. Larger donations receive more entries for the competition. The amounts listed are between $ 10 for 100 items) and $ 5,000 (for 10,000 items), or you can customize your donation amount. Each level also receives benefits, such as a mission poster or a vintage T-shirt.
“It’s not an auction,” Isaacman told Space.com about the generosity seat. “It’s not a rich person bidding $ 50 million or $ 60 million for the seat. It’s a level playing field right now. So whether you’re considering making a donation to just one great cause in itself – to St. Jude – go to the mission website. Give it a shot. “
The mission is announced as the first completely private manned orbital mission and will not include any professional astronauts, where SpaceX is pioneering the companies’ efforts to increase space tourism. A handful of well-heeled space tourists have flown into space on government missions, and companies like Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic are working on spacecraft that could one day bring paying customers underground.
The deadline to participate in the competition is Sunday (February 28) at. 23.59 EST (0459 March 1, GMT). You can sign up for inspiration4.com and read the official competition rules here.
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