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Solid Gold Apollo 11 Replica Headlines Forbes’ Space-Themed Jewelry Exhibit

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There aren’t a whole lot of associations between the Space Age and luxury.¬†Even though tons of money has gone into space exploration over the years, most of that funding has gone into research and development. And until I pimp out my Accord with Curiosity Rover wheels, it looks like we’ll have to turn to the Forbes Galleries to find our story.

From March 16-September 7, 2013, New York City’s Forbes Galleries will host the “Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age” exhibition. Three of the event’s highlights are solid gold replicas of arguably America’s greatest success in travel history: the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Each one is a nod to the Apollo astronauts of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. I can’t think of anyone who would want to honor me with anything made out of gold, except for this goose I keep locked up in a spare closet.

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Axe Body Spray And Buzz Aldrin Want You To Win A Trip To Space

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I’m not much of a travel person. Perhaps it’s an evolutionary trait passed down from generations of non-affluent living in my family, but even when money isn’t an issue, my vacations tend to gravitate more towards hubs of activity, rather than the quiet, therapeutic vastness of nature’s more beautiful natural settings. But offer me a chance to go into space, and that third level of House of the Dead 4 at Dave and Buster’s is just going to have to wait.

Unilever’s Axe, the body spray brand behind millions of teenage boys’ adamant virginities, is cooperating with Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) and XCOR for a contest that will give 22 winners the chance to take a ride on private spacecraft up into the Earth’s sub-orbit, about 64 miles above the surface, with only the pilot and a 12-foot wide cockpit window for company and entertainment. I bet he starts the meter while you’re still putting your luggage up.

Yes, this Axe Body Spray.

Yes, this Axe Body Spray.