Metro is sending one lucky reader into space, and it could be you! Just describe why you are perfectly suited for the mission and then gather as many votes as possible via Facebook or other social media.
1. Spaceflight from the SXC Space Mission in Curacao
This includes a return flight to Curacao, and three nights in a five-star hotel.
2. Two training missions in Holland
The missions will be held in the Netherlands on two consecutive days. The winner will receive a return air ticket to the Netherlands, plus hotel accommodation. The winner will take part in mission-tactics training course and the two training missions described below.
Mission-tactics course (mandatory for the winner)
We will teach you all you need to know to fly into space. Our professional instructors have prepared an enjoyable, tailor-made package that will get you ready for your space expedition.
The Desdemona simulator is a state-of-the-art simulator – and the only one of its kind. Built by the Austrian company AMST and the Dutch National Physics Laboratory TNO and located in Soesterberg, the Netherlands, this is the first simulator that both offers a full range of motion and is capable of generating all G-forces up to 3.3G.
L-39 Albatross jet
The L-39 Albatross is a single engine, tandem-seat jet trainer that is ideally suited to preparing for the spaceflight in the Lynx Mk II. You will fly in the backseat, behind the professional instructor, and get used to flying in a high-performance aircraft, wearing a helmet – and even pulling some Gs! During this training mission, we simulate the most important phases of spaceflight, so you will be fully prepared on the day. This great experience will enable you to make the most of your spaceflight experience.
3. Reporting from missions to Metro readers on four continents
This prize is optional, only for those who have the journalistic spirit and wish to share their experiences with Metro readers around the world – both in print and online.
How to Enter
Just describe why you are perfectly suited for the mission and then gather as many votes as possible via Facebook or other social media. Entries must be submitted online between March 5th 2012 and March 25th 2012 via www.metroinspace.com.