22 April 2014
Actor John Corbett said he has helped to knock out Parkinson´s disease by auctioning off a space flight with XCOR Aerospace to benefit Muhammad Ali´s Parkinson´s Research Center.
At the 20th Anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night´s gala fundraiser, Corbett joined other entertainment industry luminaries such as Robert DeNiro, Billy Crystal, Michael Buble, Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers to raise USD8+m for Muhammad Ali´s Parkinson´s Research Center at the Barrow Neurological Institute, Saint Joseph´s Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona and other deserving charities.
On the live auction stage Corbett and former Space Shuttle Pilot, Commander and XCOR Chief Test Pilot, Rick Searfoss were able to bring in a USD250,000 for Parkinson´s and related charities by selling a very special XCOR Lynx space flight package. The flight package includes a space flight training at Air Combat USA of Fullerton, California, a space suit fitting and an actual space flight experience onboard the XCOR Lynx, a two-seat fully reusable suborbital spacecraft. Searfoss will pilot two separate missions to the edge of space onboard Lynx, one with the auction winner and one with John Corbett.
XCOR Aerospace is based in Mojave, California. It is currently creating a research and development center in Midland, Texas, and will be establishing an operational and manufacturing site at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Learn more at www.xcor.com.