An Out of This World Experience

DNA Astronaut puts space within everybody's reach

Sep 29, 2011, 08:57 ET from rSPACE LLC

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One in 13,000,000 people will actually become an astronaut, and only a few are wealthy enough to fulfill their dreams by purchasing a space rocket ride.   That was until today.  The newly launched DNA Astronaut Corps, a service offered by rSPACE, makes the thrill of space and adventure affordable and accessible for everyone -- it is no longer just a dream. 

Becoming a part of the DNA Astronaut Corps is easy - just a few strands of hair containing your mitochondrial DNA is all that's required. Placed in a capsule and launched into space aboard a satellite with other important missions, your DNA will orbit thousands of miles above the earth traveling at almost two miles a second. While astronauts on the International Space Station orbit earth for only months, DNA Astronauts will orbit for eternity.

"Space should be for anyone who's ever looked up into the stars and wondered," said DNA Astronaut founder J.P. Stevens. "Now, a part of you can be there forever."

Information on becoming a DNA Astronaut is available at Learn more on Facebook and Twitter (@DNAastronaut) on how you can take part in this new and really cool space innovation.

"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old questions from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science." (Albert Einstein)

Editor's note:

DNA Astronaut Founder J.P. Stevens is available for interviews.  He is the President and CEO of rSPACE LLC, a former advisor to U.S. Senator and Astronaut John Glenn, Vice President of Space at the Aerospace Industries, U.S. Marine Corps Naval Flight Officer, and the creator of the world's largest rocket contest, the Team America Rocketry Challenge.

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