The Ticket to Rise contest and the Urgency Network and Vice Media's Motherboard are giving people the opportunity to experience everything that earth has to offer, just not while standing on it. The experience is to go into space, but only to give back to charity in the process.
Participants will choose to donate $10 or more to one of the 33 partnered nonprofit organizations. They each enter to win the chance to take the voyage 338,000 feet into space in the XCOR Lynx Spacecraft. The altitude reached by the winner will be far enough that the it passes the line that officially separates a pilot from an astronaut. This Ticket to Rise contest is most definitely one of the most incredible prizes I have ever heard of. The winner of this contest is literally going to be out-of-this-world.
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