Space race: Axe launches astronaut competition

10.01.2013 Advertising : XCOR Technology : Axe Apollo Space Academy

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey – Axe, the men’s grooming brand known as Lynx in some countries including the UK, will send 22 people selected from around the world into sub-orbital space as part of the launch of its new Apollo fragrance and product line.

The brand has enlisted Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin as a spokesperson for the 75-country promotion and its factional Axe Apollo Space Academy. UK entrants will pass through three stages, starting with a Lynx Academy Space Profile. Participants will vote on who they think should proceed, and the top 200 will progress to a live event at which mental and physical tests will narrow the field further.

In the final round in December 2013, winners from regional competitions will gather in Orlando, Florida for a Global Space Camp. Ultimately, the winners will travel 100km into space in a vehicle designed by XCOR Technology.

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