by Robert A Emmanuel (Antigua Observer) Since winning the tickets for the trip of a lifetime, Keisha Schahaff, the former flight attendant and health and wellness coach, has been intensively training, preparing for that moment when she and her daughter become the first Antiguans to go to space.
Schahaff won two tickets for a commercial trip to space worth US$1 million, sponsored by the founder of Virgin Galactic, Sir Richard Branson.
Speaking to Observer over the weekend, the mother explained that she had been “going through different trainings” but noted that the last few months have been “more about preparing my mind for what I am going to be doing after the space flight.”
In reference to the tests that she has had to take since 2021, she explained that she had to travel to the UK for a full medical examination by a doctor approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as many medical records checks.
“I have been very lucky that I have been maintaining a healthy lifestyle so that worked to my advantage,” she said.