Filipino astronaut aspirant Chino Roque breezes through Space Camp assault course

Chino Roque of AXE Apollo Team Philippines breezes through a zipline while taking part in the AXE Apollo Space Academy Space Camp assault course at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida.

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The obstacle course, which tests the astronaut aspirants’ physical attributes they will need to cope with a zero gravity environment, is part of an intense  AXE Space Academy training program that 107 men and women from 60 different countries are embarking on in a bid to achieve their ultimate dream of becoming one of only 23 astronauts who will travel to space onboard a Space Expedition Corporation shuttle. Read more about Filipino astronaut aspirant Chino Roque breezes through Space Camp assault course

AXE Apollo Team Philippines arrives in Space Camp in Florida, USA

The AXE Apollo Team Philippines arrived at the AXE Apollo Space Academy (AASA) Space Camp inside the famed Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida, USA for a five-day astronaut training.

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Evan Ray Datuin, Chino Roque and Ramil Santos joined more than 104 other astronaut-hopefuls from 60 different countries for a briefing at the Rocket Garden that had Mercury-Redstone, Atlas and Titan rockets as spectacular backdrops. Read more about AXE Apollo Team Philippines arrives in Space Camp in Florida, USA

Philippine team flies to Space Camp in Florida, USA

The three-man team of Evan Ray Datuin, Chino Roque, and Ramil Santos flew to Orlando, Florida in the United States to undergo a five-day rigorous training at the AXE Apollo Space Academy Space Camp at the Kennedy Space Center. The trio will train like astronauts and compete for the ultimate prize – a trip to space, and the opportunity to become the first Filipino astronaut.

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Through months of mental and physical preparation, the AXE Apollo Team Philippines members are primed and more than ready to face three daunting tasks courtesy of LYNX Space Academy® training missions that await them at the Kennedy Space Center.

First, they will have to deal with zero gravity via an epic flight that will simulate the feeling of complete weightlessness. Second, they will embark on high-speed aerobatic maneuvers onboard a SIAI Marchetti SF260 to test their iron will and bravery in the face of death-defying aerial wizardry. Lastly, they will experience the ruthless ravages of G Force through the G Force Simulator, a machine that knows no mercy or remorse. Read more about Philippine team flies to Space Camp in Florida, USA

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AXE Apollo Team PH starts intense training at Crossfit MNL & Siltless Deep Sea Diving Center

The 3 Pinoy astronaut hopefuls namely Evan Datuin, Ramil Santos and Chino Roque have started their intense training here in the Philippines before they fly to Orlado, Florida for the Axe’s international space training set in December.

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The training was started in Crossfit Manila in Makati City. The delegates worked the crossfit training that involves a lot of physical activities and uses more of the non-traditional gym equipment to challenge their endurance, strength and speed. Read more about AXE Apollo Team PH starts intense training at Crossfit MNL & Siltless Deep Sea Diving Center

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Axe PH selects 2 Pinoy astronaut hopefuls for training at US Space Camp

The final challenge is over. Axe Philippines already selected the two winners for AXE Apollo Space Academy (A.A.S.A.), that will be sent to the Axe Apollo International Space Camp in Orlando, Florida, for their  astronaut training.

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Air Force Pilot Lt. Mario Mendoza Jr (Right)and Evan Rey Datuin (Left)

The 31-year old Air Force Pilot Lt. Mario Mendoza Jr and 24-year-old Evan Rey Datuin emerge top candidates for the first-ever Filipino to travel in space. They bested 50 hopefuls that came from different parts of the country in the last battle, happened last August 31st at the Bonifacio Global City.  Read more about Axe PH selects 2 Pinoy astronaut hopefuls for training at US Space Camp

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Hyperdrive to Space with Axe Apollo

Would you like to conquer the outer space? How about to become the  the first-ever Filipino astronaut? I know this is thrilling and exciting adventure. Here’s your chance to become a real astronaut by joining the Axe Apollo Hyperdrive to Space promo. AXE Philippines has recently announced the inclusion of “a wild card” candidate for its nationwide […]