Virgin Group’s Founder Richard Branson decided to surprise a health coach from Antigua and Barbuda and announced that she had won two tickets worth $1 million to travel along with Virgin Galactic’s first space tourist. Keisha Schahaff, 44, further declared that she would travel along with her daughter, whose dream is also working for NASA to space. Branson posted on Twitter, “Her reaction brought tears to my eyes!” Her daughter is a science student living in Britain.
A health coach from Antigua and Barbuda won two free seats to travel to the edge of space. Richard Branson shared to AFP, “I just thought I was doing a zoom interview.” “When I saw Richard Branson walking in, I just started screaming! I couldn’t believe it.”
She further stated that “I always was interested in space as a little girl.” “This is a great opportunity for me to feel alive and just to make the greatest adventure ever.” Schaff received the prize following fundraiser sweepstakes arranged by Virgin Galactic on the Omaze platform that earned $1.7 million. The money will be given to the non-government group Space for Humanity, especially for wider space access. Here amount was not made public, and entry began with a minimum amount of $10. Schaff, a health and energy coach who serves women, said that “I just filled out the application, did what was required… not realizing that I would have gotten a response to it.” “I’m very encouraged to inspire others also to live their dream.” This service encouraged around 165,000 participants within eight weeks, according to Virgin Galactic’s statement.