Monday, April 15, 2013
KLM is running a particularly awesome contest. You can win a trip to space!
Besides having a ridiculously cool contest website, this is a completely legit contest to win a trip to space worth more than $95,000 (£60,000). You could be part of a revolutionary space project that will see the first commercial space trip take off from Curacao on January 1, 2014.
So how does this work?
On April 22, KLM will launch a special high altitude balloon from the Nevada desert in the US, carrying cameras and a GPS to monitor its exact progress. When you go on to their website you go through a few easy steps to predict how high this balloon will get before it pops. The closest predictor to the actual pop-site wins! KLM will will fly you and a friend to Curacao to stay at a luxury hotel before getting on board the SXC Lynx spaceship.
If you choose to register with a social media account, your friends can even help up your chances to win!
Speaking of which, I posted my entry on Science Storiented's Facebook page. Feel free to help me win!
You only have 6 more days to enter. So hurry!
Here's the contest website: