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Antiguan mother and daughter to blast off into space next month


By Latrishka Thomas

(Antigua Observer) – Antigua and Barbuda will be making history in just three weeks.

On August 10, an Antiguan woman and her daughter will be heading to space with the first private Astronaut Mission, ‘Galactic 02’.

Keisha Schahaff, 46, got the opportunity to fulfil a childhood dream when she entered the Virgin Galactic and Omaze Sweepstakes in July 2021, and won two tickets worth $450,000 each from space tourism company, Virgin Galactic.

The health and wellness coach gifted the second ticket to her daughter Anastasia Mayers who aspires to become an astrobiologist.

And after passing several medical tests and undergoing extensive training, the mother-daughter duo is ready for lift-off.

Not only will they be the first mother and daughter pair to travel to space but they will also be the first people from the Caribbean.

Mayers, 18, will also be the second youngest person to go to space.

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