Launches Facebook Sweepstakes Offering Dozens of Prizes

The T-shirt picked by fans to be given away during the Facebook sweepstakes. (Image credit:

Need a telescope? Crave a NASA bomber jacket? Want to show off your cosmic leanings on a T-shirt?

Starting today (June 6) our sister site is running a sweepstakes on Facebook to give away T-shirts, bomber jackets and telescopes, among other prizes.

The sweepstakes, available only to U.S. residents age 18 and up, ends Aug. 29, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Facebook fans can get another chance to win by sharing with their Facebook friends.

The prizes:

Grand Prizes: Three participants will win an Orion SpaceProbe 130ST 5.1-inch reflector telescope.

2nd Prizes: Each month, four participants win a NASA bomber jacket or autographed copy of "Light This Candle: The Life and Times of Alan Shepard."

3rd Prizes: Each week, 10 participants win a T-shirt or copy of the book "Life's Little Mysteries."

The T-shirt slogan, "Give Me Some Space," won out over several possibilities in a separate voting campaign conducted on and Facebook. Staff is the premier source of space exploration, innovation and astronomy news, chronicling (and celebrating) humanity's ongoing expansion across the final frontier. We transport our visitors across the solar system and beyond through accessible, comprehensive coverage of the latest news and discoveries. For us, exploring space is as much about the journey as it is the destination.