Virgin Galactic, the company of British billionaire Richard Branson, has embarked on a commercial space trip. Keisha Shahaf, a health consultant from Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean, has won two lottery tickets. He has decided to go on a space trip with his 16-year-old daughter.
According to the AFP news agency, the ticket will provide the opportunity to go into space on the first tourist rocket of the California-based company of the United States. The two tickets cost 1 million US dollars. Local time on Wednesday, Virgin Galactic announced that the woman had won the ticket.
Keisha Shahaf said the woman who won the two tickets was 44 years old. Her daughter is a science student, studying in the UK. The girl’s dream is to one day work for the US space agency NASA. So Keisha wants to go to space with her daughter.
Keisha got the news of winning the ticket from Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic. Branson visited Keisha’s home in early November.
“I thought I was just talking using the Zoom app,” Shaisha told AFP. When I saw Richard Branson entering my room, I started screaming. I have been interested in space since my childhood. It will be one of the best adventures of my life. ”
Shahaf won the award after signing up for a fundraising lottery organized by Virgin Galactic through a US company called the Omaj Platform. Through this, 16 lakh dollars have been collected. The money will be given to a space agency called Space for Humanity.
It was not immediately clear how many dollars Shahaf paid for the lottery. In this lottery you have to register by donating a minimum of 10 US dollars. About 165,000 people took part in the lottery, Virgin Galactic said in a statement. One of them won two tickets.