Win a trip to the final frontier
Search for 22 out-of-this-world adventurers
- Duration 6:01
- Date Jan 12, 2013
Search for 22 out-of-this-world adventurers
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Okay -- not this is for all -- new adventure seekers it's a chance to go on the ultimate journey to the final frontier.
Now he will have the chance to enter a special global contest where 22 people will be picked to train and then take a trip to outer space.
It's being sponsored by accident national which is launching its -- -- academy.
Astronaut legend -- Buzz Aldrin.
The second man to walk on the moon is teaming up with a group and says that ordinary citizens into space has been a dream of his for years.
This opportunity has has come along.
With the suborbital flights and and pairing together.
Of a product line that is popular with young.
People young boys chasing younger -- Not real young we're not talking about boys would argue about guys right.
Guys and gals.
And -- that the acts line of products.
To draw in the interest.
And and now they've.
Arranged to have available.
Seats rides for different people and to do this not just within the US but all of -- world all over the world.
And for people to go to.
And they felt they wanted to have something of the space program of the past attached to this to remind the the people in this suborbital flights.
We did have -- heritage before -- -- space shuttle.
That accomplish some wonderful things and we may get back to expanding our opportunities for exploration in the future.
It and the more people young people especially.
In the education system stand the education.
People have come up with the -- MS TEM.
For saying science technology engineering and math.
That deal to me it sounds like a geek that -- -- so we need to put an eight and therefore arts.
And now that covers journalism music dancing.
Law and and all of the categories.
And we pronounce it steam power.
And and that's -- geeks but we we are declining and the world and these education here career fields.
But can you imagine I mean how many people -- try to compete for this.
Great honor to be able to take a flight of the space how many young people are going to be excited about the opportunity just like you were when you are young man.
Well the Guinness.
There were there weren't advertisements.
-- Racy image crises and has -- -- commercial right -- but certainly -- that captured the imagination certainly gotten from a lot for a lot of people and that's something you're excited about because.
This is that a big push for you to get more young people in the -- Yeah there.
It's being an astronaut and going into space was Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers did in my eight years of growing up.
And then after -- -- It became clear that we were gonna have.
Something other monkeys and dogs in space we're gonna have human beings and then -- get there and then Alan Shepard.
-- just before our president.
In responding to how can we.
Bring our technology.
A higher level than then Russia is demonstrating to us what can we do that will help us bring our technologies.
Forward and show to.
The rest of the world.
It may end up being -- race.
To see who can -- the man on the moon first and bring him back safely.
Very interesting and I know now you're very but you're also setting your sights really quickly in terms of going to Mars that's really something that you've been so keen on and -- Having a new book that's coming -- -- gets to talk more about that.
It's called mission to Mars National Geographic.
Had tried just recently changed the title permissions.
Because I'm it's a whole program building up from where we are what are capability is where knowledge is.
And in our knowledge of the moon is greater than any other nation here so we should have a heritage.
Of the apology is and then using that plus other science.
Visits to the moon clearly we are the leaders.
-- knowledge so we should be the leader of international nations had come together.
Regardless of whether we choose to send government people.
There once the government gets a program going it's rather hard to to cancel it.
Put in the sunset clause to.
-- -- going back to the moon that that that probably wouldn't -- too.
But I think this administration.
Has charted a course that is beyond.
Government people back to the -- we can do commercial things.
Looking for ice water.
Separating that into hydrogen oxygen which is rocket fuel.
And we can be the ones the United States that brings together the other nations he invest in an -- transportation system.
And and -- understanding and becoming leaders and experts and space transportation.
-- where we should.
Direct our efforts.
Well he's quite the visionary you know you can go to acts -- dot com to enter the big contest the space expedition corporation says it already has sold over 200 flights and will be charging 100000 dollars for each flight but -- -- -- lucky winners get to go.