Congratulations to Rey Datuin and Mario Mendoza Jr for winning the AXE Apollo National Challenge!
Air Force pilot Lt. Mario Mendoza Jr., 31, and Evan Rey Datuin, 24, bested 400 other applicants for the AXE Apollo Space Academy Philippines’ as they battled it out at the AXE Apollo National Challenge at Bonifacio Global City on Saturday.
To test their endurance, the last 50 contestants were asked to stand in poles while accomplishing various physical tasks such as lifting 15-pound metal weights.
Mendoza and Daturin will be sent to the Axe Apollo International Space Camp in Orlando, Florida for their training. One of them is guaranteed to travel to space in 2014.