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DBA's Ticket to Space

SQL Server tools vendor Red Gate has one of the coolest IT promotions I've ever come across. It is running a contest where DBAs take a quiz that enters them into a contest to be blasted off for a free trip into space.

As of my last communication with the company, over 6,000 IT pros have taken a shot. The video quiz is actually in five weekly segments. Once the 15 finalists are picked, other DBAs will vote on a winner.

The ride will be given by Space Adventures, Ltd., and will bring the lucky (and possibly terrified) winner 62 miles above sea level. Starting price for such a trip? A cool $110,000. Space is cool, but I'd rather get a Porsche Carrerra.

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/28/2011 at 1:18 PM


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