Holiday 'Star Trek' and Space Gift Giveaway Friday

"Star Trek" gifts against a white background gathered "Star Trek" baubles from far and wide for our 2016 holiday gift guide. (Image credit: Jeremy Lips /

The offices are filled with cheer and also "Star Trek" gifts, and so we thought it was about time to host a holiday giveaway!

Tune in to Facebook Live on Friday (Dec. 16) at 12:30 p.m. EDT (1730 GMT) to answer trivia and win cool prizes. (The video will appear and be available to watch on our Facebook page at that time.)

The first people to answer "Star Trek" trivia questions will be able to win some of the gifts featured in our gift guide (as spotlighted in the video below), and general space fans will have the chance to win one of three signed copies of astronaut Mike Massimino's new memoir, "Spaceman" (Crown Archetype, 2016). (You can read an excerpt here, and our Q&A with Massimino is here.)

The giveaway's official rules are posted below, and don't forget to follow on Facebook and Twitter to get updates on the contest and our other live video events!


Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S & DC, 18 or older. Employees, agents, officers & directors of Purch Group, Inc. ("Sponsor"), its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates & advertising & promotion agencies (collectively with Facebook, Inc., "Released Parties") & members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, children, siblings & their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) & persons living in the same household, whether or not related, are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Subject to all applicable federal, state & local laws. HOW TO ENTER: Beginning at 12:00 PM ET on December 16, 2016 ("Event"), visit the page on Facebook ("Event Page"), find the live video giveaway and answer, via a comment to the post, the question posed in the video associated with a particular prize. If, for whatever reason, the Event is cancelled or postponed, this giveaway will not occur. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Limit one (1) entry per person/Facebook ID. Multiple entries will be void. Entries become the sole property of Sponsor. Entry must not be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry and remove any comment that it determines, in its sole discretion, is not in compliance with these Official Rules or is otherwise not in keeping with Sponsor's image. WINNER DETERMINATION: The first eligible individual to comment with the correct answer to each question posed who has not already been potential winner for a previous prize in this contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be deemed potential winner for a given prize. If, by the end of the Event, no eligible answers are provided, the prizes will not be awarded. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and timing of response. WINNER NOTIFICATIONEach potential winner will be notified via a comment on his/her winning post & he/she will have 24 hours from notification to respond to Sponsor. The failure to respond to such notification or the potential winner's noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification, & at Sponsor's sole discretion, prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. PRIZES: autographed copy of "Spaceman" (3 available as separate prizes), ARV: $27.99; Star Trek: The Next Generation Insignia 4-Pint Set, ARV: $21.99; Star Trek 50th Anniversary Backpack, ARV: $69.99; Star Trek: The Original Series Amok Time Kirk vs. Spock Bobble Heads, ARV: $39.99; Star Trek Into Darkness Starfleet Academy Class Ring Prop Replica, ARV: $29.99; ThinkGeek Starfleet Captains T-Shirt Size Small, ARV: $19.99; ThinkGeek Klingon T-Shirt Size Small, ARV: $19.99. Each prize is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Winner is responsible for all federal, state & local taxes. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion. GRANT OF RIGHTS: By submitting an entry, each entrant grants to Sponsor and its licensees, successors and assigns an irrevocable, perpetual, unlimited, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, exploit, perform, edit, create derivatives of, & otherwise use the entry & all elements of such entry, together with any other material, and the name, user name, city & state of residence, voice, image and/or likeness of entrant, in any & all media now known or hereafter devised, in any manner, in whole or in part, worldwide, without compensation or notification to, or permission from, entrant or any third party, for any purpose whatsoever, including without limitation, for purposes of advertising or trade. CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules & decisions of Sponsor & judges, which shall be final & binding in all respects relating to this giveaway; and (b) to release, discharge & hold harmless Released Parties from any & all injuries, liability, losses & damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant's participation in the Giveaway or the acceptance or use of prize. Released Parties are not responsible for (i) lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries; or (ii) errors or difficulties of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the giveaway, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the giveaway, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize or in any giveaway-related materials. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the giveaway or the Event Page, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified & all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the giveaway be, in Sponsor's sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the giveaway & if terminated, at its discretion, select winner as deemed fair & appropriate by Sponsor. Information submitted in connection with this giveaway will be used in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Policy, available at WINNERS' NAMES: Winners' names will be posted on the Event Page following the end of the giveaway. SPONSOR: Purch Group, Inc., 150 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10011. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor & not to Facebook. 

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Sarah Lewin
Associate Editor

Sarah Lewin started writing for in June of 2015 as a Staff Writer and became Associate Editor in 2019 . Her work has been featured by Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, Quanta Magazine, Wired, The Scientist, Science Friday and WGBH's Inside NOVA. Sarah has an MA from NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program and an AB in mathematics from Brown University. When not writing, reading or thinking about space, Sarah enjoys musical theatre and mathematical papercraft. She is currently Assistant News Editor at Scientific American. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahExplains.