Did you know, only 533 people have gone into space. Ever. Did you also know it is estimated that in total, 107 billion people have lived on Earth. This means, only 0.0000005% of humans who have ever lived have gone to space. Put another way, 99.9999995% of us have never gone.
The point we are trying to make is that even if Branson, Musk and Bezos make space travel a reality, the vast majority of us ain’t going. So if you know you’ll never be an astronaut, what is the next best thing? That’s right – an astronaut medal with a mirror inside so you can imagine all your space related dreams have come true!
The Space Race has taken off and is now open for entries. Simply run, jog or space walk 5km to earn your medal.
We are supporting the Lightyear Foundation, a science charity that aims to break down barriers to science education for all children. £5 from every entry goes to Lightyear.