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The company behind the dark Irish beer Guinness will give loyal drinkers a taste of space along with their stout, but only if they win new contest.
Guinness has reserved a seat aboard a suborbital Virgin Galactic spaceliner as one of three experience prizes in an online contest honoring the 250th birthday of the beer's brewery this year.
Originally posted by fraterormus
Oh, you could win a seat on Virgin's Sub-Orbital flight? *YAWN* I thought I might actually win a trip to Space, not just Earth's mid-atmosphere!
Talk about misleading and the need for truth in advertising! I totally got my hopes up!
But, on the up side, it's Guiness...and one doesn't need an excuse to drink more Guiness. I'll certainly drink to their 250th Anniversary regardless!
"It comes in Pints? Wait, Imperial Pints too? I've got to get me one of those!"
[edit on 2-7-2009 by fraterormus]
WHAT TRAINING IS INVOLVED?
Virgin Galactic's goal is to end the exclusivity attached to manned space travel which means designing a vehicle which can fly almost anyone to space safely without the need for special expertise or exhaustive, time consuming training.
There will be 3 days of pre-flight preparation, bonding and training onsite at the spaceport .
Our goal is to provide you with the most incredible experience of your life. The trip will be intense, approaching sensory overload and the more that can be simulated beforehand, the better the real thing will be!
Learning how to make the most of your time in zero gravity and tips on how to be most comfortable in macro gravity will form an integral part of your preparation. We expect to use the WhiteKnight carrier aircraft which will feature a duplicate SpaceShipTwo cabin, as an integral part of the preparation experience.
We will ensure that all our passengers can fly safely. This will involve some pre-flight medical checks. Early indicators show that the required medical assessment will be simple and unrestrictive and that the vast majority of people who want to fly, will not be prevented from doing so by health or fitness considerations.
For more information on training please visit our FAQ Section.