A Ticket To Space

Ever fantasized about being an Astronaut as a child? I’m sure many of you have. Not me personally – I was sure I was going to be a massive Bollywood Star – but that’s another story for another time.

KLM has come up with an extremely novel promotion campaign. In the build up to commercial space travel, which many people are predicting will become a reality in the near future, KLM is offering one lucky person a chance to win a trip into space. In 3 days (on 22nd April 2013) they will launch a high elevation balloon from the Nevada Desert carrying a very special payload – a ticket into space! All you have to do to enter is predict the point where the balloon will pop. But you better hurry! Hundreds have already claimed a space on the grid. You can even enlarge your grid area by promoting the campaign through social networking sites or via email.

All you have to do is go to http://space.klm.com/ and predict where you think the balloon will pop. Its free! Its exciting! Go on, give it a go!

On a side note, we do live in a marvelous age don’t we? Can you imagine the effort, perseverance and dedication it took to send a man into space for the first time? The unbelievable achievement it was for the human race? And now a commercial airliner is advertising the first chance for an ordinary citizen to go into space. Commercial space travel! The future truly is here.

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