Thursday, December 5, 2013

AXE Apollo Space Camp Assault Course

After weeks of training under Crossfit Manila (CFMNL) and Siltless Deep Sea Diving Center, our AXE Apollo Team Philippines members are now in Orlando Florida to represent the country for the Space Camp. Chino Roque of AXE Apollo Team Philippines breezes through a zipline while taking part in the AXE Apollo Space Academy Space Camp assault course at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida.

The obstacle course, a physical attributes they will need to cope with a zero gravity environment, is part of an intense AXE Space Academy training program that 107 men and women from 60 different countries are embarking on in a bid to achieve their ultimate dream of becoming one of only 23 astronauts who will travel to space on board a Space Expedition Corporation shuttle.

The AXE Apollo Space Academy is a global, year-long campaign to give 23 ordinary men and women the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to space and become astronauts. Since its launch, AXE has received more than 1 million AXE Apollo Space Academy entries and almost 30,000 of these came from the Philippines.

Unilever Philippines was able to select three Filipinos to form the AXE Apollo Team Philippines who will represent the country to the Space Camp through the AXE National Challenge program and AXE Hyperdrive promo.

The AXE Apollo Team Philippines is composed of Evan Ray Datuin, an everyman with big dreams who won in the AXE Apollo National Challenge; Ramil Santos, an Electronics and Information engineer who believes space is his destiny after winning the AXE Hyperdrive Promo; and Crossfit trainer Chino Roque.

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