“The Force is strong with this one” —Star Wars, “A New Hope”
Harper Voyager, With Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Launch the Ultimate “Out of This World” travel sweepstakes
Exclusive opportunity to celebrate outer space
NEW YORK, NY, February 3, 2017 – This February, Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, is celebrating space in all its factual and fictional forms, by teaming up with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Conde Nast Traveler, AFAR and B Resort & Spa to give one reader the chance to experience the best of our solar system (and beyond) with the chance to win an “out of this world” experience. Since millions looked on in awe as Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon, pop culture has reflected a boundless fascination with space, the final frontier. Now, Harper Voyager and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are offering the chance to get up close and personal to the past, current and future of space.
From now through February 17, enthusiasts can enter The Ultimate “Out of This World” Sweepstakes for a once-in-a-lifetime, space-age adventure. The prize package is a trip to Florida April 13-16, and includes passes to a popular fan convention. In addition to tickets for that event, the trip includes tickets to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex which features a VIP tour, an on-site meet and greet with bestselling author and space enthusiast Becky Chambers, and a complete library of Harper Voyager books, including a signed copy of A Closed and Common Orbit. Winners will enjoy deluxe accommodations for two at B Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista as well as $500 toward airfare for the trip to Orlando. To enter, visit http://harpervoyager.hc.com/starwars/.
From the dawn of space exploration to current and ongoing missions, visitors can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of humans in space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex located east of Orlando, FL . Experiences include tours going behind the gates into Kennedy Space Center, seeing Space Shuttle Atlantis® and meeting a veteran NASA astronaut, along with an overview of the history – and future – of American spaceflight. Visitors can even enjoy astronaut training simulators, the exciting Shuttle Launch Experience®, and the recently opened Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®.
Harper Voyager is known for its variety of space opera and science fiction novels that transports readers to worlds far beyond their own. “Science fiction has always been about two things: the unknown, and the ‘what if?’ By asking questions about the future, we not only get to explore our imaginations, but also take a hard look at the present,” says David Pomerico, executive editor of Harper Voyager. “Once more, space has captured the nation’s (and world’s) attention, and the lure of the stars has once again ignited the fantasies of readers young and old. Science fiction and science fact have been in partnership for a long time, and I can’t think there’s a fan of either that wouldn’t be delighted with the opportunity to win this experience.”
The Ultimate “Out Of This World” Sweepstakes is sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers, 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007. Must be legal U.S. resident 18 or over. Sweepstakes begins January 17, 2017, and ends on February 17, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. (ET). Offer void in Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode Island and all U.S. territories and possessions, and wherever prohibited or restricted by law. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. For more information and Official Rules visit http://harpervoyager.hc.com/starwars/.
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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational activities, including its newest attraction, Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, presented by Boeing, which opened November 11, 2016. Other highlights include the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® A Beautiful Planet 3D and Journey To Space 3D films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Science on a Sphere®, Rocket Garden, Cosmic Quest, and many other exhibits. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
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