23 Selected to Fly on Lynx Through Axe Apollo Space Academy

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This photo was posted earlier today of the winners of the Axe Apollo Space Academy competition in Florida. There appear to be 21 men and 2 women selected for suborbital flights aboard XCOR’s Lynx space plane. They appear here with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

The competition was run by Unilever in conjunction with Space Expedition Corporation. There’s no press release out yet that I could find, but I will post something when it is published.

AXE Apollo Finalists to Compete in Florida Next Month

Credit: XCOR
Credit: XCOR

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ (Unilever PR) – The phenomenon surrounding AXE Apollo, the largest and most successful campaign in the brand’s 30-year history, is coming to its epic conclusion in December 2013 at the AXE Apollo Space Academy1 (A.A.S.A.). After receiving 750,000 entries from all corners of the world, AXE has selected nine brave recruits to represent the U.S. These recruits will have the opportunity to be selected to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey: a trip to space.

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