Thousands of Filipinos have signed up for a chance to travel to space as an astronaut.
A deodorant maker, Axe Philippines, said the Philippines ranked fourth in the world and no. 1 in Asia in terms of the number of applications for its worldwide promo for candidates to a space camp.
There were 28,020 applications from the Philippines that it will a wild card” candidate who will join the two winners from the national challenges, Axe said.
The top five countries were the United States with 107,952, the United Kingdom with 80,646; France with 42,255; Philippines; and Brazil 24,763. According to the organizers, the number of applications reached over 2 million from over 20 million visitors to www.axeapollo.com.