SXC Gives Dutch Football Team Even More Incentive to Win World Cup in Brazil

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Should the Dutch football team win the World Cup, the Dutch space travel company SXC has said it will give them an actual spaceflight, allowing each player to claim the official title Astronaut for the rest of his life.

SXC Co-Founder Michiel Mol, said, Being a Dutch firm, we feel extremely proud of our teams current achievements in Brazil. The breathtaking goal of Robin van Persie, and all newspaper headlines about The Flying Dutchman have inspired us to also do something extra. We will literally try to take them to the next level; 103 km. The whole selection of 23 players and of course Louis van Gaal.

The spacecraft, the XCOR Lynx, is currently being assembled in Mojave, California. The first test flights are scheduled to start after the summer and the company expects to begin the first commercial flights mid-2015. More than 250 tickets have already been sold.

Should Dutch football team, who have impressed with their skillful play and sheer determination, win the World Cup, they would most likely fly into space in the beginning of 2016.

It is of course on a voluntary basis and the participants will receive an extensive guidance- and training program to choose from. But it is not scary and my expectations are that not many players will let this opportunity pass them by, added Michiel Mol.

SXC, Space Travel, Holland, Brazil, World Cup, Football

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