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Spectacular Bonus In The Offing; Van Persie And Team Into Space! Dutch Space Travel Company SXC Rewards The Dutch Soccer Team a Ticket Into Space, Worth $ 100,000.- p.p., If They Win The World Cup.

July 4, 2014 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

Should the Dutch soccer team win the World Cup, the Dutch space travel company SXC would give them an actual spaceflight, allowing each player to claim the official title ‘Astronaut’ for the rest of his life.
SXC Co-Founder Michiel Mol: “Being a Dutch firm, we feel extremely proud of our team’s current achievements in Brazil. The breathtaking goal of Robin van Persie, and all newspaper headlines about ‘The Flying Dutchman’ have inspired us to also do something extra. We will literally try to take them to the next level; 103 km. The whole selection of 23 players and of course Louis van Gaal.

‘When would they go into space then?’

Our spacecraft, the XCOR Lynx, is currently being assembled in Mojave, California. The first test flights will start after the summer. We are expected to begin the first commercial flights mid next year, for which more than 250 tickets have already been sold. Should they win the World Cup, I expect the Dutch players to fly into space in the beginning of 2016; just in time for having actual astronauts on the field during the European Championship 2016 in France.

‘Do you expect that they will all dare to go?’

It is of course on a voluntary basis and the participants will receive an extensive guidance- and training program to choose from. But it is not scary and my expectations are that not many players will let this opportunity pass them by.

‘So it’s a deal?’

100%; if Holland becomes World Champion, these guys will be our guests. Against such an unearthly achievement should stand an unearthly reward.

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