National Geographic : 1998 Aug
THE NISSAN PATHFINDER THE NASA PATHFINDER Available 6-way adjustable heated leather-trimmed seats. Thermocouple Locations Available 6-speaker 150-watt Bose' CD/ stereo system. IMP Flat-Field Targets ENTER THE NISSAN PATHFINDER MARS SWEEPSTAKES AND WIN A 2-YEAR LEASE ON A NISSAN PATHFINDER SE. Enter the Nissan Pathfinder Mars Sweepstakes and you could win the Grand Prize of a pre-paid, 2-year lease of a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE. Just find the answers to the questions below in the 28-page section, "Return to Mars:' Then send your answers on a postcard or enter via our web site at www.nissansweepstakes.com to be eligible. First Prize includes an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Washington, D.C ., where you'll meet an astronaut, visit the National Geographic headquarters, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum. Thirty runners up will receive autographed copies of the special edition book, "Mars" But read fast. Contest ends 9/30/98. QUESTIONS: * What does APXS stand for? * Mars gets its red color from? * How long does a day on Mars last? * Temperatures on Mars range from: * How much of Mars did the rover explore? * Which air conditioning system would you find in the Pathfinder on the next page? Enjoy the ride: Instrument Electronics - APXS Assemblies FLIGHT SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS* Descent and Landing (EDL) system Self-righting tetrahedral lander Active thermal design for lander Free-ranging rover Command and Data Handling Integrated Attitude and Information Management System (AIM) Computation R6000 computer with VME bus, 22 Millions Of Instructions Per Second (MIPS), 128 Mbyte mass memory Power Solar-powered cruise stage and lander Telemetry and Command Surface operations telemetry rate via High Gain Antenna (GHA), X-Band: 6db/s to 70-m Deep Space Network Surface operations command rate via HGA, X-Band: 250 b/s Propulsion Monopropellant hydrazine used for cruise Eight 4.4-N thrusters Total delta-v of 130 m/s *NOTE:NOTAVAILABLE WITH STEREO AND 6-WAY ADJUSTABLE HEATEDLEATHER-TRIMMED SEATS. MAILYOURSWEEPSTAKESENTRYTO:Nissan Pathfinder Mars Sweepstakes, ATTN:Lisa Creamer, Dept. 8200, 1145 17th Street, NW,Washington, D.C.20036-4688 OFFICIALRULES:1. NOPURCHASENECESSARY.2 . Send a postcard to the address above with your name, address, phone number and the answers to the questions or entervia our web site atwww.nissansweepstakes.com. 3 . One entry per person. Entrants must be 18 years or older and U.S. residents. Employees of National Geographic, Nissan Motor Corporation U.S .A . (NMC),their agents, affiliates and subsidiaries and immediate family members are not eligible. 4. Entries must be received no later than 9/30/98. No responsibility is assumed for lost, stolen, late, incomplete, mutilated, misdirected or postage-due entries. 5 . One Grand Prizewinner, a First Prize winner and 30 runners-up prize winners will be selected on or about 10/30/98, in a random drawing among all eligible entries received. Drawing will be conducted by an independent judging organization whose decisions on all matters relating to this sweepstakes shall be final. You must answer all questions correctly to be eligible. Odds of winning depend on number of correct eligible entries received. Winners will be notified by phone. 6 . Grand Prizewinner will receive a 2-year lease of a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE [4x4], provided by NMC (approx. retail value, $13,800). First Prizewinner will receive a trip for two to Washington, D.C.,for 4 days/3 nights (approx. retail value, $4,000). Sales tax, destination charges, freight, delivery, dealer prep, additional equipment, licensing, registration, insurance, title and all other expenses on the receipt and use of the Grand Prize vehicle are the sole responsibility of the winner. The winner of the Grand Prizevehicle is not eligible for any cash rebate programs. Interior/exterior col ors of the vehicle to be determined by NMC. The Grand Prizewinner must have proof of insurance to take delivery ofvehicle at a dealership determined by NMC.Lease of Grand Prize vehicle commences on 12/1/98 and ends on 11/30/00. Winner must sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability release w/in 15 days or winner will forfeit the prize and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner.The trip must be scheduled between 10/30/98 and 8/30/99; exact dates must be confirmed at least 2 months priorto departure; trip is subject to availability and blackout dates; certain restrictions apply. Trip awarded includes round-trip coach airfare for 2 from the major airport nearest winner's residence to destination; double occupancy hotel accommodation and a $500 stipend for meals; tour of National Geographic Society headquar ters, Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum; and the opportunity to meet with special personnel associated with such institutions. Trip does not include transfers, meals, gratuities, and any other expenses not specifically listed herein. If winner cannot take trip on the specified date, the prize may be forfeited and an alternative winner may be selected. 7 .Thirty runners-up winners will receive National Geographic Society's new book on Mars, signed by the author (approx. retail value, $40). Allexpenses on receipt and use of prizes, and all federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winners. Byparticipating, entrants agree to abide bythese rules and the deci sions ofthejudges. Winner and traveling companion are required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release, which must be returned within 15 days of notification attempt, or prize is subject to forfeiture, in which case a substitute winner will be selected. Byaccepting a prize, the winner grants to NMC the rightto use winner's name, voice, pic ture and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and publicity without further permission or compensation (except where prohibited by law). Prizes are not redeemable for cash. No prize transfer, assignment or substitution except by NMCfor reason of unavailability,in which case a prize of equal or greatervalue will be awarded. Byaccepting prize, winner releases National Geographic, NMC, their agents, affiliates, and subsidiaries from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense, includ ingwithout limitation, property damages, personal injury, and/or death, arising out of participation in this sweepstakes or the acceptance or use ofthe prizes. Grand Prize winner agrees that NMC has neither made nor is responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, relative to the Grand Prize vehi cle including but not limited to itsquality, mechanical condition orfitness, [except the Grand Prize vehicle does include NMC's standard vehicle limited warranty as set forth in the vehicle's Warranty Booklet.] 8. Prize subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. 9 . Fora list of winners, send SASEto: Nissan Pathfinder Mars Sweepstakes Winner's List, c/o Lisa Creamer, Dept. 8200, 1145 17th Street, NW,Washington, D.C.20036-4688. @1998 Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A."Nissan," "Pathfinder" and "Enjoy the Ride" are registered trademarks owned or licensed by Nissan. Bose is a registered trademark of the Bose Corporation.