DailyDirt: Manned Missions To Space

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Unmanned missions to explore other planets and asteroids in our solar system look like a really cost-effective way to collect scientific data. But manned missions are so much more inspirational. Here are just a few space projects that are trying to keep manned spaceflight alive. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Gareth Marlow (profile), Nov 16th, 2011 @ 5:56pm

    Or alternatively, win a trip to space

    We're running a competition to send a database administrator to space, on a SpaceAdventures suborbital flight.

    http://www.dbainspace.com/

    Legally, we have to offer a cash alternative prize of the full value of the ticket ($102,000). At the moment, participants are split 50:50 as to whether they'd just take the money. How depressing. The debate's spilled onto twitter on the #DBAinSpace hashtag.

    Competition closes on Tuesday November 22, so only a few days left.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Nov 16th, 2011 @ 6:00pm

    Re: Or alternatively, win a trip to space

    Nice contest, Gareth.

    But I think I'd look at your contest more like: Win $102,000 with the option of taking that prize in the form of a ticket to space... :)

    It's a catchy way to grab your audience's attention, though -- much better than just offering the cash alone.

     

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    Gareth Marlow (profile), Nov 16th, 2011 @ 6:04pm

    Re: Re: Or alternatively, win a trip to space

    I just hope whoever wins wants to live the dream. Just sad I can't enter myself. Unless... I get myself fired over the next 24 hours :)

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Nov 16th, 2011 @ 8:53pm

    So Yuz Want To Become An Astronaut ...

    n/t

     

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