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For those who cannot afford a ticket on Virgin Galactic.

Posted by: virgair - Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:18 pm
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For those who cannot afford a ticket on Virgin Galactic. 
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Post For those who cannot afford a ticket on Virgin Galactic.   Posted on: Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:18 pm
(1) You can always hope to win a million dollars [or Euros] at various lotteries. :cry:

(2) You can mortgage your house, if you own one. :(

(3) OR!!! :o 7-UP softdrink company is offering a FREE TICKET to a LUCKY contest winner to go up on a VIRGIN GALACTIC spaceflight. :shock: :D :D
Check their website out! Or e-mail them for info.

Hey! ...You maybe the LUCKY WINNER of that FREE TICKET!! :D :lol: :lol:


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Post    Posted on: Thu Oct 21, 2004 2:07 am
Kinda reminds me of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. :D

Deffiantly a reason to start drinking 7-Up though and a really great idea.


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Post 7up   Posted on: Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:50 am
I looked at 7ups web site, didn't find nuthin . . . :?

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Post    Posted on: Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:20 am
At the bottom right corner of opening page it says 7-Up offers Consumers the First FreeTicket Into Space Click Here

http://www.7up.com/ansarixprize/pressrelease100404.htm

7 UP®, the Official Beverage of the ANSARI X PRIZE,
Offers Consumers the First Free Ticket into Space®
-- Celebrating the Start of the Personal Space Flight Revolution
7 UP Declares The Only Way to Go is UP --

October 4, 2004 – Following the second successful ANSARI X PRIZE space flight by the American Mojave Aerospace Ventures Team, 7 UP, the official beverage of the ANSARI X PRIZE Competition announced plans to offer consumers the first free ticket into space. In a moving ceremony following the successful spaceflight of SpaceShipOne, 7 UP and the X PRIZE Foundation declared the dawn of space travel for the everyday citizen.

"At 7 UP, we want to make space travel a reality for everyone, not just for millionaires,” Randy Gier, EVP/CMO, Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages. “7 UP applauds the success of the X PRIZE and the notion that the only way to go is UP when it comes to the future of space travel. We are very proud and excited to be the very first to help bring free space travel into the reach of everyone."

Jump-starting the space tourism industry through competition among the most talented entrepreneurs and rocket experts in the world, the ANSARI X PRIZE is following in the footsteps of over 100 aviation prizes offered between 1905 and 1935 that created today’s multibillion-dollar air transportation industry. The ANSARI X PRIZE will be awarded to the team which designs the first private spaceship that successfully launches three humans to a sub-orbital altitude of 100 km on two consecutive flights within two weeks. All teams must be privately financed and with 26 teams competing and a $10 million prize pool at stake, Monday’s flight marks one giant step towards a new day of aviation as we know it.

"The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself," said Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and Founder of the X PRIZE Foundation. "My mission and that of the X PRIZE Foundation has been to create a future in which all of us can travel into space. Our goal is to create the personal spaceflight revolution in partnership with innovative companies like 7 UP. Together we are making space travel accessible to the average citizen."

"7 UP was introduced over 75 years ago in the dawn of aviation when Charles Lindbergh and the spirit of St. Louis changed aviation history,” said Steven Jarmon, VP of Marketing Resources, Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages. "7 UP has a long history of firsts starting with the first lemon lime soft drink which began the uncola revolution. We are so thrilled to be offering another first with the first free ticket into space."

The 7 UP and X PRIZE relationship was designed and packaged by EMCI, New York, NY, who exclusively represents X PRIZE for corporate sponsorship. "This is a very unique way to capture the public’s imagination and help 7UP offer consumers an absolutely extraordinary experience," said Jay Coleman, President of EMCI.

Details of 7 UP’s first free ticket into space will be unveiled in 2005. For more information on 7 UP and its family of beverages, log onto www.7UP.com.

About the ANSARI X PRIZE
In order to win the $10 million ANSARI X PRIZE, teams must build a safe and reusable space vehicle able to carry one pilot and the weight equivalent of two passengers, 100km (62 miles) into suborbital space. The vehicle must be privately financed and safely flown twice within a two-week period. The first registered ANSARI X PRIZE team to complete this feat will win the $10 million prize and a spectacular 5-foot trophy.

About the X PRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org)
The X PRIZE Foundation is a not-for-profit educational organization with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. The Foundation’s ANSARI X PRIZE Competition is supported by its Title Sponsor, the Ansari family, and Presenting Sponsor, Champ Car World Series. The Foundation is also supported by 7 UP and M&M’s as well as private donations from the St. Louis Community through an organization called the New Spirit of St. Louis Organization.

The Foundation's mission is to educate the public about space travel, create educational programming for students and space enthusiasts, and provide incentives in the private sector to make space travel frequent and affordable for the general public. Several additional sponsorships for the ANSARI X PRIZE competition remain available to corporations or individuals who wish to support the contest and associate themselves with courage, determination, achievement, space, speed, high performance and technology.

To find out how individuals or corporations can join the efforts of the X PRIZE, or involve neighborhood schools or community centers with X PRIZE educational programs, visit www.xprize.org or contact the office at 636-519-9449.

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