Red Gate, a U.K.-based software company, has launched a campaign that will reward a database administrator (DBA) with the ultimate getaway: a seat on a commercial flight into space, courtesy of Space Adventures, Ltd
But first, DBAs must unravel a Gordian knot of a plot involving morphing Martians, pets in peril, alien body parts and abduction of one of their own – all unfolding in a five-week series of snazzy (and frankly surreal)
60s-style space-noir B-movies.
Fifteen finalists will be selected from those who provide the best answers to quizzes within the videos and the ripest tweets from dataspace. The winning DBA will be elected by popular vote to join the first citizens of Earth to sail beyond our atmosphere.