44-year-old wins two space flights in lottery

44-year-old wins two space flights in lottery

She can hardly believe her luck: 44 years old Keisha Shahaffi got in the lottery TogetherWon two plane tickets to space. This is a special gift for your daughter in many ways.

A woman from the Caribbean state of Antigua and Barbuda won two spaceflight tickets for a total of $900,000. Keisha Schaaf, 44, wants to take her 17-year-old daughter to space like the British billionaire’s Virgin Galactic Company Richard Branson announced on Wednesday. The teenager is currently studying astrophysics in Great Britain and is dreaming of a job in the US space agency NASA.

Keisha Shahaf took part in a lottery on an online platform that raised money for an NGO that wants to give people access to space. The minimum contribution was ten dollars. Over an eight-week period, 165,000 people participated, raising $1.7 million. How much Shahaf paid is not known.


Branson personally informed the 44-year-old that he had won two tickets, each costing $450,000 — and surprised him at home. “I thought I would just do a Zoom conversation,” Shahaf told AFP news agency. “When Richard Branson came I started screaming. I couldn’t believe it.”

On July 11, Branson flew into space on a globally recognized test flight with a space plane from his company. Commercial operations are scheduled to begin in late 2022. Virgin Galactic says it has sold about 700 tickets. The company competes with Blue Origin, the private space provider owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

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