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Jan 25 2013

Live long and smell good

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A company that makes mens’ colognes and body sprays is offering 22 lucky customers a chance to earn their astronaut wings:

Space.com –The company today (Jan. 9) kicked off its new AXE Apollo Space Academy, an online contest that promises to send 22 winners to the edge of space and back aboard a private spaceship. The winning space travelers will launch aboard a suborbital Lynx space plane built by the U.S. company XCOR Aerospace and operated by the tourism firm Space Expedition Curacao, AXE officials said.

“Space travel for everyone is the next frontier in the human experience,” Buzz Aldrin, who became the second person ever to walk on the moon during NASA’s 1969 Apollo 11 mission in 1969, said in a statement. “I’m thrilled that AXE is giving the young people of today such an extraordinary opportunity to experience some of what I’ve encountered in space.”

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  1. 1
    Tabby Lavalamp

    I’m confused. The post title says “smell good” but the company mentioned is AXE…

  2. 2
    Stephen "DarkSyde" Andrew

    Now Tabby we here at the Zingularity are Pro Choice … when it comes to men’s body fragrances.

  3. 3
    janiceintoronto

    Does this provide us with a clue as to what the rocket fuel is made of?

  4. 4
    dysomniak "They are unanimous in their hate for me, and I welcome their hatred!"

    I’d rather smell like kerosene any day.

  5. 5
    octopod

    I thought this was going to be about the smell of space: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/23/science/la-sci-sn-smell-of-space-20120723

  6. 6
    AsqJames

    I thought this was going to be about the news that some people probably don’t need to spend so much money on deodorant at all.

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    tommccann

    True story. I’m fairly robust generally, but hyper-sensitive to certain petroleum-based fragrances. The worst one is in Lynx. I have to avoid whole areas of our office block where I know the Lynx users sit. Truely awful stuff. I’m disappointed that Axe are making this big PR push as I was hoping this dreadful ‘fragrance’ would fall out of fashion.

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