For only $274, you could attend a private party in Frankfurt, organized by Roberts Space Industries in parallel of the Gamescom. For this prize, you could eat, take a pictures with Chris Roberts and witness the announcement of a new $675 ship, the Aegis Nautilus. For now, only people who attended the party can buy it.
In summary: a $274 evening to announce a non-playable ship at $ 675. This is getting ridiculous. Apparently, tickets were available for only a few seconds before they went all sold.