You probably check out VICE News on occasion, but what about Motherboard, VICE’s tech and future channel? If you’ve always wanted the chance to head into space, you should swing by Motherboard for a visit – they’ve just launched a brand-new contest offering one lucky person the chance to do just that!
Sponsored by Sony Pictures’ new film Life, Motherboard is inviting readers to submit prospective news headlines for the first contact with extraterrestrial life. The person with the best headline will win a spaceflight via XCOR Space Expeditions.
The contest is part of the new multi-media project EXO, which we have more details about below along with info on how you can enter for a chance to fly off into the wild blue yonder…
From the Press Release:
Motherboard is excited to announce EXO, a brand-new multimedia project examining the questions surrounding humankind’s first contact with extraterrestrial life. Sponsored by Sony Pictures’ new film Life, the series will feature short documentaries and editorial content that will examine all aspects of what first contact would look like and the ethical dilemmas that come along with it.
As part of the series, Motherboard and Sony Pictures have also organized a contest offering one lucky winner an opportunity to experience space firsthand. Motherboard is asking contestants to write a prospective headline for Earth’s first alien encounter and submit it to their site.
Motherboard’s staff will judge submissions for quality and originality, and the winner will receive one ticket for a spaceflight from XCOR Space Expedition in their The Lynx Mark II. The flight reaches the internationally recognized boundary of suborbital space, more than 100 kilometers above Earth. Motherboard is currently accepting entries, and a winner of the contest will be announced on March 24th.
In addition to the contest, EXO will also debut two new mini-documentaries in March, exploring the biological questions surrounding first contact and the ethics of first contact, respectively. Motherboard will also be publishing an editorial series exploring the technology of contact, the likelihood of contact, the effects of living in space, and more. The first article can be read now at Motherboard, and new entries in the series will be debuting over the next month.
Life is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.
The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya. It is directed by Daniel Espinosa, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Bonnie Curtis, and Julie Lynn. Executive producers are Don Granger and Vicki Dee Rock.
Life will be released on March 24, 2017.