AXE, known as LYNX in some parts of the world, has partnered with SXC to secure 22 seats aboard the suborbital spacecraft, aptly named, the Lynx. SXC, led by CEO
, operates XCOR Aerospace's Lynx suborbital space plane that takes passengers more than 100 kilometers into space, achieving astronaut status.
"The AXE Apollo launch is the biggest and most ambitious in the AXE brand's 30 year history," said
, global Vice President for AXE. "For the first time, we're simultaneously launching one global competition in over 75 countries offering millions of people the opportunity to win the most epic prize on earth. A trip to space – yes, actual space."
Sign up and enter for a chance to go to space by joining the A.A.S.A at AXEApollo.com. Official Rules vary by market. The full line of AXE Apollo products is available in stores beginning today, and for more information visit TheAXEeffect.com.
* Official Rules for U.S.:
AXE Apollo Big Game Sweepstakes: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. AXE Apollo Big Game Sweepstakes is sponsored by Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 or older. Begins
6:00:00 a.m. PT
11:59:59 p.m. PT
. For official rules, visit axeapollo.com.
Axe Apollo Promotion: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. AXE Apollo Promotion is sponsored by Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 or older. Begins
3:00:00 a.m. ET
11:59:59 p.m. ET
. For official rules including how to enter for free, visit
AXE, a leader in men's care, is an iconic personal care brand around the world that helps guys look, smell and feel their best. The Unilever-manufactured brand is available in a line of deodorant bodysprays, deodorant and anti-perspirant sticks, shower gels and hair care products. AXE is the No. 1 men's grooming brand in the U.S., excluding shaving hardware, and achieved this status only seven years after launch. Including deodorant bodysprays, AXE is the largest men's deodorant brand in the U.S.
The brand's mission is to help guys get the girl with grooming products that reflect individual personality and lifestyle. For more information, visit
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