“I’ve always had a passion for flight and a fascination with space, and it truly is a dream come true for me,” said Keisha. “It means the world to me. I hope to share this experience with my daughter, so that together we can inspire the next generation to pursue their dreams.
While the raffle was free, you could also donate to, a charity dedicated to making spaceflight more accessible, to earn more entries. Virgin Galactic estimates that it has collected around $ 1.7 million in grants for the organization’s Citizen Astronaut program.
As we noted when the company first announced the raffle, it was a way for Virgin Galactic to generate hype for its space tourism efforts. At the same time, it was sort of a private space flight moment. The idea of winning space tickets was not something a person could dream of when government funded agencies were the only organizations flying into space.
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