Alright, alright, alright guys — this is pretty amazing! To celebrate Interstellar now being available on Blu-ray and DVD, Gizmodo has teamed up with Roadshow Entertainment to send you and a friend to The National AeroSpace Training And Research (NASTAR) Center in Philadelphia. NASTAR is the only non-government facility for G force exposure in the world — perfect for your simulated space flight and overview of what it takes to be an astronaut. Entering is easy!
As you may remember, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. The Blu-ray edition available now features three hours of bonus and behind the scenes footage…
Are You Ready!?
This is an exclusive half day experience that’s both education and entertaining. The program illustrates the history of space, how it is used commercially and how the environment and atmosphere are so important.
And we’ll also get you to write about your experience for Gizmodo!
Highlights are the space suit fitting and the simulated flight in the Phoenix Centrifuge! The Phoenix is the most high fidelity flight simulator in the world. Its ability includes any phase of flight with acceleration, vibration, continuous 360 degree pitch and roll plus real displays and controls.
It’s an incredible thrill, offering safe but realistic training including identical physiological stresses that are encountered during an actual flight. Practice and perfect your in air skills and techniques and impress all your friends with a DVD of the entire event!
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Competition closes 9:59am AEST Wednesday April 29 2015.
Conditions Of Entry:
• For the NASTAR experience, maximum height is 196cm and maximum weight is 140kg.
• Entry is open only to Australian residents aged over 18 years.
• Winner and his/her guest must be 18 years or over. Min. age for NASTAR experience is 18 years.
• Participants must be in good general health.
• Winners and his/her guest must have valid passports and applicable visas/permissions. Winners are responsible for registering with the US Visa Waiver program: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov if applicable.
• Participants are required to sign a NASTAR waiver.
• Any potential winner and his/her proposed guest will be required to sign a prize acceptance, release form and code of conduct agreement in order to be eligible to win and/or participate in the prize.
• Full terms and conditions.
Prize Package Includes:
• NASTAR experience including flight suit, DVD and lunch for two people valued at $1600.
• 2x return flights from your nearest Australian capital city to Philadelphia to $3600 value per person.
Mmm. Philly cheesesteak.
• A travel insurance package priced at $400
• 5 nights 4-star hotel accommodation worth $2000 — you and your friend/loved one sharing a room.
• $500 worth of airport-hotel and even transfers.
The details of the itinerary will be personalised by Roadshow’s agency, Performance Entertainment, for the prize winners requirements.