Vorsprung durch Technik quite literally goes galactic this week as Audi prepares to set yet another precedent by launching one lucky competition winner 62 miles up into sub-orbital space at speeds of more than 1,500mph.

Developed in conjunction with weekly science and technology magazine The New Scientist, the ‘New Scientist Space Adventure in association with Audi’ complements the A6 advertising campaign revealing that Audi has actually filed more patents than NASA. After extensive training the winner will be flown at twice the speed of sound in the rocket-powered Xerus Sub-orbital Vehicle into sub-orbital space, experiencing G-force and weightlessness and enjoying stunning views of the Blue Planet.

Imagine floating weightless on the edge of space as you look down at the vast blue curvature of the earth below. This could be you. Brought to you by Audi and New Scientist, the Win a Trip to Space competition celebrates innovation and human progress through technology. All you have to do to enter is answer the following question in 250 words or less.

What is the greatest patented invention and why?

This question could be all that stands between you and a journey well beyond the limits of normal flight to an altitude of 100km, the distance where space begins. It’s your chance to make history as one of the first space tourists.

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