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Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is Taking People to Space for Free: How to Register

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is taking people on a free trip to space, here' how you can register. (YouTube screengrab).

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is taking people on a free trip to space, here' how you can register. (YouTube screengrab).

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is all set to start its first commercial flight to space in 2022 and enthusiasts may finally get an experience of how it feels to be out there.

Billionaire Richard Branson's latest trip to space opened a new door of possibilities in the field of space travel. Branson's Virgin Galactic is all set to start its first commercial flight to space in 2022 and enthusiasts may finally get an experience of how it feels to be out there. While this unique experience may cost people a fortune, the company has also started a contest where it will be giving out two free tickets on one of its first commercial space flights.

So, if you are lucky enough, your childhood dream of becoming an astronaut may come true for at least this trip where you get to experience how it feels to watch the Earth from up in space. Every moment of this unique experience will be recorded in an HD video and lucky winners will get a window seat to get the view and even a mirror to watch yourself float in the gravitation free space.

Eligibility Criteria

The company has set up required minimum criteria and people failing to meet them won't be allowed to register for the process.

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- A minimum age of 18 years is mandatory for participation.

- The contest also bars people sharing work relationships with Omaze from participating. So, any employee, directors of Omaze, non-profit clients of Omaze, any contractor or other Omaze partner engaged in marketing and/or promoting one or more Experiences or Omaze, in general, aren't allowed to enter the contest. Further, an individual who is involved in testing, development administration, and/or fulfilment of any Experience, including without limitation any Prize supply partners, is not eligible to submit an entry.

- The contest is not open for people residing in countries on Unites Nation's list of embargoed countries or countries where the law prohibits intro in any such experience. However, if you are an Indian, you can register for the contest.

How to register?

- To register yourself for a chance to win free tickets to space, log on to omaze.com/space. You have the chance of entering the contest in two ways, either by donating money for the cause, which by the way will not give you an edge over other participation, or you can simply choose to enter the contest without contributing.

- Select the option 'Enter Without the Contribution' and fill out the form with the required details. Make sure you enter an active and exclusive email id because multiple participants are not allowed to share the same email address.

- Click submit and it's done. You also have an option for registering multiple times to improve your chances of getting selected. A participant may choose to submit its entry up to 6000 times.

- Winners should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The window for entry to the contest will close on September 2, 2021, so make sure to submit your entry before the deadline. The lucky winners of this contest will be selected based on a random draw, so, if you are lucky enough, you could be the first of few common people to go to space.

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first published:July 16, 2021, 11:24 IST