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Jumping Into the Bandwagon, T-Mobile Offers Free Trip to Mars

Oct 07, 2016 08:20 AM EDT
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The first flight to Mars is just around the corner and despite the chance of dying there, it seems like a lot of people is interested in going on board. It has also become a good marketing campaign that even the electronic company T-mobile has jumped on the bandwagon and is offering one free trip to Mars.

Elon Musk revealed his plan to colonize Mars. One of the most integral parts of SpaceX and its mission to Mars is the Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) capable of sending humans to the red planet. Despite the price tag currently estimated at $10 billion per head, a lot of people have already expressed their intent to hop onboard Musk's powerful spacecraft.

Environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio for one expressed his ambition to go to Mars during a panel discussion with President Barack Obama. And one lucky T-mobile follower will have a chance to go onboard the ITS with DiCaprio.

T-mobile CEO John Legere announced that he will give away a Free trip to Mars if his Tweet will get one million retweets this Oct. 11. It's a bold move by a popular American company that also served as a publicity stint for both T-mobile and SpaceX.

"When I joined [T-mobile] people thought I was from Mars," Legere said in a Tweet. He added that it's his way to show his gratitude.

There is a hierarchy of free trips according to the number of retweets accumulated. For 10,000 retweets, he will give away a free trip for anywhere in the U.S. For 50,000 RTs, a lucky follower will get to experience a zero-gravity chair, while with 100,000 RTs, he will give away one ticket for a zero gravity experience.

The grand prize for this "thanksgiving" Twitter promo is a "SpaceX Trip to Mars." As of today, the Tweet has been re-posted more than 9,000 times and counting.

Interested parties may still retweet Legere's message, however, with the rate the number is going, it looks like no one will win the free ticket to Mars on Oct. 11.

 

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