Oracle Spaces Out

Shoots developer into the stratosphere

September 16, 2005

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9:25 AM - Forget golf junkets. Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL) is sending Brian Emmett, a senior software developer at Stryker into suborbital space:

  • As the grand prize winner of the Oracle Space Sweepstakes, Emmett, 30, of Mountain View, Calif., received a reservation for a commercial flight to suborbital space... Emmett was randomly selected from a pool of qualified entries as the winner of the suborbital space flight.

Emmett won the $102,000 trip with Space Adventures Ltd. by singing for his suborbital supper:

  • For entry into the sweepstakes, Emmett demonstrated thorough knowledge of Oracle(r) developer tools by completing a series of tutorials and quizzes focused on Oracle's latest Java and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) development technologies.

Kick yourself if you passed on this one. Check it out:

  • During the flight, Emmett will experience weightlessness at 62 miles above the Earth's surface and will have the opportunity to view the brilliant curvature of the planet while watching the stars and space.

James Rogers, Site Editor, Next-Gen Data Center Forum

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