Win a ticket to ride…into space!

(screen capture omaze and Virgin Galactic)

Now, Habersham, and all parts in between, here’s your chance to (maybe) catch a ride on a rocket!

Space pioneering billionaire Richard Branson is offering a ticket giveaway, following Sunday’s successful launch of his Virgin Galactic flight into suborbital space,

Branson is teaming up with the charity fundraising platform Omaze to give away two tickets aboard a future space flight. The winner and their guest will fly on Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity ship, which carried Branson and fellow passengers into suborbital space on July 11. The companies say the giveaway will support a nonprofit called Space for Humanity, which states that it aims to “democratize space.”

To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, come from a part of the world where participation wouldn’t be prohibited, and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, Space.com pointed out. Participants would also be asked to release the sweepstakes holders of “all liability, loss or damage or expense arising out of, or in connection with, participation in any experience or the acceptance, use or misuse of any prizes.”

If you’re still intrigued and want your shot at the stars, visit www.omaze.com/space to read the full rules and enter. While it is a fundraiser, organizers say “no donation or payment is necessary to enter or win.”

The deadline to enter is August 31.

Sunday, Branson became the first person to blast off in his own spaceship, beating Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos by nine days. Bezos is set to head to space on July 20 with his rocket company Blue Origin on their first vehicle called New Shepard.

Branson, 70, also became only the second septuagenarian to depart for space, as the Associated Press noted. In 1998, Astronaut John Glenn flew on the shuttle Discovery at age 77, making him the oldest human ever to travel to space, according to History.com.

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