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Valentines – So many Virgins and one takes you to Space

Updated on September 21, 2010
Richard Branson
Richard Branson

So many Virgins and just one man owns them all. I am referring to:

  • Virgin Media
  • Virgin Holidays
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Virgin Trains
  • Virgin Money
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Virgin Wines
  • Virgin radio
  • Virgin Unite etc. etc.

Virgin is owned by Sir Richard Branson – Britain’s best-loved businessman.

One of his latest launches is called: Virgin Galactic.

Spaceship Two Roll out

Journey of a Life time for you and Valentine?

So, if you still don’t know what gift to get your Valentine as the day is fast approaching – this is one to consider. After all, when we are in love we are supposed to be up there in the clouds. So, how about floating in space together? Its only $200,000, with a refundable $20,000 deposit. (Hope you’re still sitting comfortably). You could save up for next Valentines day or maybe take it as a holiday later in the year.

Take your pick of Spaceships.

Book your place in Space

Note – you have to undergo a pre-medical flight check for your safety.

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SpaceShipTwo is carried by a twin-hulled aircraft named Eve, (in the middle) which will carry it to an altitude of about 60,000 feet before releasing it. Richard named it Eve - after his Mum.

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Without Mothership Eve
Without Mothership Eve

The Experience

"The silence of space .......

There is no up and no down and you're out of your seat experiencing the freedom that even your dreams underestimated. After a graceful mid-space summersault you find yourself at a large window and what you see is a view that you've seen in countless images but the reality is so much more beautiful and provokes emotions that are strong but hard to define".

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Birth of a dream - In July 1969, 19 year old Richard Branson watched the moon landings on TV with his parents and sisters and determined that he too will one day experience the wonder of space.

Pretty Amazing.

 

Inside Spaceship Two - Seats reserved for You and Yours...

Me? I would like to simply Volunteer as being someone who would help do a Test flight for the Spaceships. Being a generous person, I’ll do it for FREE. I hope Richard Branson will let me know if he needs any Volunteers for any future Test Flights.

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    • Lady_E profile image
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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Rookie - Nice of you to visit.

      I will visit your Hubs to see which one you refer to.

      Best Wishes.

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      Rookie70 7 years ago

      Nice descriptive and colorful hub, I love it. However, it must be a coincidence, your title matches mine, but I like your hub better.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Dreamreachout - I apologise for not responding earlier. How do I say "sorry" in Indian Language? Your comment is so funny. Actually, this is better than the roller coaster ride.

      Thanks and Best Wishes. :)

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      dreamreachout 7 years ago

      Hey, this could end up the way of that roller coaster ride .. Lol!!

      Let space technology firm up more .. till then we can wait!! :)

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Anglnwu,

      It would be my pleasure - Thanks for stopping. :)

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Anglnwu,

      It would be my pleasure - Thanks for stopping. :)

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      anglnwu 7 years ago

      Wow, what a way to put the "cloud 9" feeling into reality. I'm sure it will be an out-of-this-world experience. If you take Maita, you need to take me too. Fat hope? Thanks for sharing.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hi Pretty, nice to read from you again. I hope that special person comes quickly, meanwhile I will ask Richard to reserve 2 seats. :)

      Regards.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hmm, what an experience, I will surely love it Lady flying together with your loved one, but I need somebody first to go with me hehe, Maita

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks Anamika - hope you like it. Haven't used any virgin phones yet. Only Virgin Atlantic... Regards.

      ** Lol lovely Patricia's. Tell you what - I'll ask if he has special offers of Buy 2 tickets, get 2 Free. Best Wishes.

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      2patricias 7 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      WE would be a bit worried if our Wonderful Husbands gave us solo space trips (LOL)

      Cute Hub.

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      Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Nice Post! Your title caught my attention. Though i use a Virgin Mobile i did not know much about the person behind it. Thanks for sharing!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks Fishtiger - that's a brilliant reference. I'm just wondering how I get to send you a postcard when I'm up there. :)

      ** Lol Hypnodude, that would be helpful. Maybe, some people would suffer from Spaceship sickness and you could do Free Hypnotic sessions. :)

      ** Hi Mpurcell. I'd make that 3 Jobs Mpurcell. lol. Nice to read from you. :)

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      mpurcell10 7 years ago from Arkansas

      Great hub. I think I need a second job if I want to take this trip.

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      Andrea 7 years ago from Italy

      Great hub Lady_E, very beautiful pictures, and if he needs a couple more hands just give me a call. I'll do it for free too. :)

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      fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Hey Lady E you got my vote for the volunteer job. Tell Sir Richard Branson I said so. Great hub.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      I'll try my best Jeremy. Thanks for stopping.

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      cojaqmarketing 7 years ago from Carmel, Indiana

      I would love to know more about this interesting fellow! I'll be looking out for that hub from you!

      Jeremy

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks Lita, quite an experience. :)

      ** Lol Dohn. Now that's a good idea. I think we Hubbers are generous volunteering to do a Test flight and for window Cleaning. Richard Branson is lucky. Thanks for your comments. :)

      ** Hello, Hello, Hi hi to you. Thanks for stopping. Hope you get to experience it one day - you never know...

      ** Hi Jai, only he could pull it off. There's so much about Richard Branson that is interesting. I didn't finish listing all his companies and he also owns an Island. The most beautiful thing to me though, is his Humanitarian work and he takes good care of his staff. (I feel a part 2 Hub coming on) What a guy... Thanks for stopping.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Cheers Ralph - I hope you win the Lottery.

      ** Thanks Deborrah, if he approves, I will have to add in the Contract that I need a Pastor to say prayers for the Crew every morning and I happen to know a lovely person on HP who can do that. wink wink. :)

      ** Hi Resspenser, nice to read from you. :)

      ** Hi Amulets, maybe you could ask if you can pay in installments? Thanks again for stopping :)

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      Jai Warren 7 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

      This is a fantastic Hub, Lady E. Virgins and Valentines, who would of thought. Sir Richard is such a visionary. Only he could pull this off. Can I join you on the test flight?

      Happy Valentines Day!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      An interesting information. Thank you

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I can clean windows, can I come aboard too?

      This is absolutely amazing. Being out of the loop, I had no idea that this even existed. Sir Richard Branson is a pretty amazing person even without his money. What a great hub! Thanks, Lady_E!

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      Lita C. Malicdem 7 years ago from Philippines

      I had enough for the day. Wonderful flight experience and beautiful pictures, I'd seen, too.

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      amulets 7 years ago from Singapore

      wow! Can't wait to experience this. Just looking at these photos excites me. $200,000 ... will take me quite a while to earn or maybe I will be lucky to strike lottery.

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      Ronnie Sowell 7 years ago from South Carolina

      Good one. The final frontier?????

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Lady E, Nice hub! I enjoyed this... You never know perhaps someone will get the message to dear Sir Richard Branson! I am rooting for you to go! Cute card! Thank you for sharing and much love, Blessings!

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      I think I'll wait until the second or third trip, if and when I win the lottery!