Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Send Sami To Space -Project


Finally found a reason for blogging...

I want to go to space!

Virgin Galactic is starting it's first commercial flights on 2009. And I want to be the first finnish astronaut!

My name is Sami Rautiainen, born 1979 in Finland. Currently living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and working for an IT-company. When these flights start, it is most likely that only upper-class people have enough money to go to space. That's why I'm asking for all of you to join in the Send Sami To Space -Project. I am relatively young and chronicly broke, so there's no way I can afford to go there all by meself.

The goal is to get the $200 000 + travel expenses to US. I am going to check PayPal and possibly my bank's IBAN and SWIFT codes, so all deposits are welcome. I think I need to first open a new account, since I don't want to mix the money with my own.

If I don't get to space or if the project gathers more money than required, I am going to give it away to charity. So possible charities are welcome. Just post them and what is being posted most often is most likely to be the reciever of the money.

I think I'm going to start writing about myself and my values here, so people get bigger idea who I am. And maybe write this same thing in finnish... and possibly some other languages that I barely know...

Keep posted for more updates.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grate idea

You get my fulllllllllllll
Support

Anonymous said...

Only if you promise me you'll stay there!

Otherwise, the best of luck to you on your quest to boldly go where no man has gone before!


-Aschwin

Anonymous said...

Do we get little pins that say "I contributed to Send Sami to Space - Project" ?

Anonymous said...

With a great picture like that for sure you will get into SPACE

jeremy said...

this project is great,it gets my support.
(perhaps we could play a tribute concert?)

Anonymous said...

Thats a great Idea..
I wish you all the luck you can get...
Money... I can not give you..
I work at the same firm as you hahah

x Sarah x

Don KeyShot said...

Go Sami, go!!!
Everybody: make sure you contribute by updatuing your own blogs if you have one and make sure you tell your friends!
I also work in the same comapny, but i will make sure i contribute for this good cause (and hope I am invited to come along as one of the project's boosters ;-p)

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!! I try to give you some cash, but you know how much we get here so don't expect to much ;-) XxEmmaxX

Mooses Pessi said...

Sami Deserves it! Finland will be Proud!

Out of the 5 Million Plus inhabitants of the Beautiful North (Cointreau makes me poetic, I see...) Sami is the ONLY person who deserves this Honor. His personality is beyond comprehension and his mind works Alien Ways.

Additionally, me being the second contributor, he has promised me the Boxer Shorts he will wear during the flight. I will let a Crystal Box made for that holy relic! And people will travel vast distances just to enjoy a glimpse of them. I will sell tickets...

Donate, you Earthlings, to this Gargantuan Project of Sheer Lunacy. It is worth every penny!

Mooses

Jaakko said...

Sami avaruuteen.. tää on niin sami einaria :) Mitäs sulle kuuluu? Henkan kaa just puhuttiin jäbäst. Käytätkö meseäs koskaan? Vois vähän sättäillä :D

Jaakko

Anonymous said...

What's the Saldo, Sam? :o)

Anonymous said...

Sami, do you have any where we can see the progress? Like a meter showing how much money you got/remaining?

/Erika :-)

Sami Rautiainen said...

Webpages have to be up and running first, then I'll do a meter to show the progress.

Patience, my friends, patience.

Cool stuff is gonna come there! Will post more when it's time to reveal the site.