I'm a relatively new member of the Fanclub. But - I have some very cool news to share, and I could use everyone's help.
- I've made it into the Video Finals for the Seattle Space Needle's Space Race 2012 Contest.
- It's down to 20 people (from thousands), and voting via FaceBook has commenced.
- The "Final 5" contestants - those with the most votes between now and 18 March - will go to Seattle and compete for the ultimate prize - a suborbital flight into space.
- It's important to vote daily. Please vote for me here:
- Please let me know if you might be able to help spread the word to Colonials and Cylons alike - I really need votes!
- The grand prize consists of a suborbital spaceflight, up to an altitude of about 62 miles (100 kilometers), the internationally accepted boundary of outer space. The flight, aboard a vehicle provided by Space Adventures and Armadillo Aerospace, will last about 30 minutes from takeoff to landing, with about 6 minutes of zero gravity. Training for the flight will take about two days.
- Other notable suborbital spaceflights in history include: US astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom's flights during the Mercury program in 1961; flights of the USAF/NASA X-15 in 1963; and the first commercial manned spaceflights of SpaceShip One in 2004.
- Like many of us, going into space has been a dream of mine since I was in grade school.... Watching the original Battlestar series on TV way back then made me want to journey where Galactica and the Viper pilots did. I really want to win this contest to continue to inspire my two sons (ages 6 and 8) and their friends, and help keep the dream of human spaceflight alive for their generation.
- Additional background on the Contest:
- More on Space Adventures' Suborbital Spaceflights:
Please let me know if you think the club can help push me into the "Final 5"! I would really appreciate their support in achieving this lifelong ambition.
"So Say We All...!"
- Savan Becker
Stuyvesant H.S. - Class of 1988
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/USAF ROTC - Class of 1992
UND Space Studies - Class of 2004