Buzz Aldrin plans space travel lottery

Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, has announced plans for a lottery that will literally send its winner up to the stars.

Aldrin, who famously set foot on the moon behind Neil Armstrong in 1969, wants to set up a lottery through his ShareSpace Foundation with the winner getting a once-in-a-lifetime trip into space.

The ShareSpace Foundation was set up to encourage interest in science and space travel in schools and Aldrin hopes the lottery will give those other than the super-wealthy a chance for a journey into the extraterrestrial.

However, the idea is still in its infancy with many details and complexities, such as the legal status of selling tickets, still to be determined. It is also not known what spacecraft the winning flight will be on.

Aldrin added that the winner must be of sound physical condition, over 18 years old and that the prize can not be sold on eBay.

Editor, - 2007-04-18 12:06:48

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