Raffle to win seats on Virgin Galactic space flight announced

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This Saturday, May 22, 2021 image provided by Virgin Galactic shows the release of VSS Unity from VMS Eve and ignition of rocket motor over Spaceport America, N.M. Virgin Galactic finally has the federal government’s approval to start launching customers into space from New Mexico. Richard Branson’s rocketship company announced the Federal Aviation Administration’s updated license on Friday, June 25. It’s the final hurdle in Virgin Galactic’s years-long effort to send paying passengers on short space hops. (Virgin Galactic via AP)

Truth or Consequences, NM (KTSM) — After Sir Richard Branson’s successful launch and return from space on Sunday, now you may have a chance to win seats on a commercial space flight.

During a press conference after returning to earth, Branson announced his partnership with a fundraising company called Omaze to raffle off seats on a Virgin Galatic space flight.

The raffle includes two seats on Virgin Galatic VSS Unity and a tour of Spaceport America in Truth or Consequences New Mexico.

Virgin Galatic shared a tweet made by Omaze after Sunday’s launch congratulating Branson and gave a link to enter the raffle.

“You could make history and win two seats on one of the FIRST Virgin Galactic commercial spaceflights!” the tweet from Omaze a fundraising company’s tweet read.

In the tweet, it said to enter online.

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