Four aspiring astronauts will have the opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to space in Land Rover’s Galactic Discovery competition. The winners will be among the first pioneering travellers to view the earth from space and experience out-of-seat zero gravity.
The Virgin Galactic space flight prize was announced to audiences around the world through a film featuring a group of the world’s greatest-living adventurers and personalities, including Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group; Bear Grylls, adventurer and author; and Sir Ranulph Fiennes, adventurer and holder of several endurance records.
The extraordinary opportunity is being offered by Virgin Galactic and Land Rover to mark the reveal of the New Discovery Sport, a compact and versatile SUV and first of a new Discovery family. The car was unveiled to the world in a launch film shot at Spaceport America, New Mexico, which will be the base for Virgin Galactic’s sub-orbital space flights.
To enter the competition, aspiring astronauts from across the globe are being asked to produce a 30-second video, or a still image, that demonstrates their spirit of adventure, choose three friends to join them on their space adventure and submit it via Land Rover’s website (landrover.com/gotospace).
Land Rover expects to receive tens of thousands of entries from more than 40 countries across the globe.
Virgin Galactic and Land Rover are exploring potential collaborations, projects and the development of dual-brand immersive experiences for customers. They are also actively working together on joint STEM education programmes, which encourage young people to aspire to a future in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Both brands see the huge potential to develop their partnership to inspire others and motivate more young people to pursue careers in these vitally important fields.
The Land Rover Galactic Discovery competition runs from September 3 to October 31, 2014, and the four winners will be announced in December 2014.
For more information and terms and conditions, please visit landrover.com/gotospace.