Only a couple hundred people have ever been to space. Now you have a chance to follow them.
Motherboard is partnering with Sony Pictures—the studio behind the upcoming alien movie LIFE—and XCOR, a private aerospace company, to offer one reader a seat aboard a future XCOR launch.
XCOR is developing a reusable spacecraft known as the Lynx, which the company says will be able to take a passenger up to 62 miles (100 kilometers) above the Earth, an area known as the Karman Line, the internationally-recognized boundary where Earth's atmosphere "ends" and outer space begins. It should be quite the view.
If that sounds appealing to you—and, let's be honest, if you're reading Motherboard on the reg, it probably does—you can enter our contest to win the ticket to space. The rules are pretty simple: you have to be at least 21 years old and a resident of one of the following countries: US, Canada (excluding Quebec), France, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Australia and Spain. Imagine aliens have made first contact with Earth, and write up the best news headline you can think of for this momentous event. Try to think of a headline that we would publish on a Motherboard article. Be creative! It's fun but harder than it looks.
Enter the contest and read the full terms and conditions here.
Sony is also sponsoring Motherboard's new series EXO, a collection of articles and video documentaries about how humanity is searching for life in the universe, and how we will handle it, if and when we find it.
Check out our full EXO series.
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