A new contest from the NASA Visitor Centers wants to fly you and your family to visit one of them (Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Space Center Houston or the U.S. Space and Rocket Center) if you create the most impressive 1-2 minute video explaining "Why Space Matters". Unlike NASA social events, your travel and accommodation expenses are paid if you win this trip. Now that's a great reason to give it a go!

Hurry! The deadline is midnight on April 7th, 2013.

From the contest website:

"What will life be like in 10, 25 or 50 years if we continue to explore the unknown and push the boundaries of space travel? Consider the inevitable migration of humans to other worlds and the limitless applications of space technology that are waiting to be developed.

Here’s your chance to share how space exploration will benefit generations to come and let your voice inspire others.

Prize Details

The winner will receive a VIP trip to one of three NASAvisitor centers: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Space Center Houston or the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Prize includes travel and accommodations.

Contest Instructions

Enter the Why Space Matters to the Future video contest!

It’s easy!

Step 1: Tell us why you think space matters to the future. 
- How has space affected, influenced or inspired you?
- What are the values and benefits of space exploration?
- Why should we continue to explore space?

Step 2: Capture your vision in a short 1-2 minute video and upload it here.

Step 3: Share your video with family and friends and ask them to vote. (Number of public votes will be one criterion used in selecting the winners)

Step 4: Compete for your chance to win a VIP trip for four to one of NASA’s premier visitor centers

Prize Eligibility

Only persons residing in United States who are at least 13 years of age can enter.

Contest Ends

April 07, 2013 @ 11:59 pm (CDT)

Good luck!