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Witness the Mars Rover Landing at a VIP Event with Bill Nye
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Perseverance, NASA’s sophisticated rover, is going to Mars… and you’re going to watch it land alongside Bill Nye and other VIP space explorers! Talk about out-of-this-world. You and a friend will be flown out to LA to join Bill at a highly exclusive event to hear his commentary during Perseverance’s monumental landing. You’ll watch in wonder as Perseverance touches down on the Red Planet, plus meet Bill for a bow-tie-optional lunch to talk about the mission, space travel and so much more. Flights, hotel and signed Mars MOVA Globe included!
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The Planetary Society is the world's space exploration team. Co-founded by Carl Sagan and now led by CEO Bill Nye, the mission of the Society is to empower the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration. To achieve this mission, the Society pursues three core enterprises: planetary exploration, planetary defense and the search for life. They believe that space is for everyone!
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You (“Winner”) + 1 (“Guest”)
Sweepstakes Start Date:
July 23, 2020
Deadline to Enter:
October 13, 2020 at 11:59pm PT
On or around October 28, 2020
Approximate Retail Value:
February 18, 2021
Los Angeles, CA
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The Planetary Society ("Designated Grantee")
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Omaze ("Prize Provider")
Grand Prize Details: Winner and Guest will attend a special event with Bill Nye to watch NASA’s “Perseverance” rover land on Mars on February 18, 2021. Winner and Guest will also have lunch with Bill Nye. Winner will receive a Mars MOVA Globe signed by Bill Nye. Flights and hotel included.
Age to Enter: You must be at least 18 years old to win.
Ineligible Countries: Winners must not be residents of Belgium, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Italy, North Korea, Singapore, Sudan, Syria or Thailand.
Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), unless Winner is the parent / legal guardian of Guest. No individual younger than 5 years of age may be a Guest. In addition to Winner requirements (detailed below), Guest must complete and return a publicity and liability release prior to departure. If a Guest is a minor, then the Winner must execute and return all required documents on behalf of such minor child. If Winner and/or Guest reside outside the country where experience will take place, Winner and/or Guest must have current, valid passports, and be able to travel to the experience location(s). If they are unable to travel to the experience location(s), they will forfeit the prize.
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Here’s how it works: Omaze and CAFA work together to offer incredible prizes and experiences that anyone can potentially win. You don’t have to donate to enter, but if you do, your donation to CAFA is then used to make a charitable grant to a great cause, which we love. Omaze pays for everything that’s needed to run the sweepstakes, which means the only ones taking a chance are the entrants (you!)—not the Designated Grantee. The organizations can spend less time worrying about raising funds, and instead focus their energy on doing awesome work.
*This means that for the typical campaign, from every dollar you donate, 60 cents is used by CAFA to make a grant to the associated charity. If there are multiple charities, then grants of equal share are made to each charity. Of the remaining 40 cents, 25 cents is typically used to pay for things like advertising, payment processing and the costs of making the campaign a success—including providing the prize. Then the last 15 cents goes to Omaze and is used to cover the cost of providing and maintaining the technology and team that makes this all happen.
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