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ARES Institute offers an opportunity to the ordinary members of the general public, just like you and me, to accompany its investigators on a suborbital spaceflight. During the spaceflight you will not only fly to the edge of space and experience weightlessness, but will also assist scientists and researchers with hands-on experiments.
This contest is open to anyone age 18 or over. You don't have to be a scientist or engineer to apply to this contest. There are no educational or physical requirements or limitations to participation except such physical requirements that the spaceflight itself might impose (for example, heart conditions).
The deadline to apply for the contest is midnight, December 31, 2012. The research flight is tentatively scheduled to take place in the first half of 2014.
ARES Institute, a US based non-profit organization, is working to establish a hands-on space-oriented engineering program to provide valuable skills training for the aerospace workforce of the future. Its mission also includes public outreach activities to raise public awareness and support of space exploration. The purpose of this event is to support the activities of ARES Institute.