AXE plans to do training for its citizen astronauts in Orlando, Florida. They’ve started running this commercial to give contest applicants a taste of what’s in store.

It appears that AXE’s advertising department needs a good technical editor, though. The L-39 Albatros is strictly a subsonic airplane.

The space camp, called the Axe Apollo Space Academy, will take place in December of 2013, according to a press release from XCOR Aerospace. 100 finalists will take part, competing for a chance to win one of 21 flights. (The 22nd flight will be awarded early this year, in a drawing to take place after the Super Bowl on February 3.


Written by Astro1 on January 11th, 2013 , Citizen Exploration, XCOR Aerospace

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    rod pyle commented

    They need more than that… they need a writer. Not to sound snitty, but the script was choppy, not compelling and the voiceover was what would normally be considered a first-read. No inflections or emphases on key points. Very odd piece. It also seems that they are aiming outside their own target demographic. Weird!

    January 11, 2013 at 10:40 am
    Linda Bowin commented

    The word “man” is used in place of “person” about participants in this program. Are females excluded from consideration?

    January 19, 2013 at 1:49 am
      admin commented

      The contest is open to both sexes, but AXE uses “man” in their advertising because that’s who they’re trying to sell their products to.

      January 19, 2013 at 10:39 am