Skip to comments.Kate Winsletís Wedding Gift from Richard Branson: A Trip to Space, of Course
Posted on 12/30/2012 2:50:13 PM PST by nickcarraway
Kate Winslet may already be over the moon after her surprise wedding to Ned RocknRoll, but the actress will soon be flying into the stratosphere as Richard Branson, RocknRolls uncle, has gifted her a free flight to space aboard one of Virgin Galactics flights.
According to the U.K. Sun, Branson intended to gift Winslet a seat aboard the outer space flight after the actress rescued his 90-year-old mother from a house fire at his Necker Island property last year. However, RocknRoll suggested Branson use the ticket as a wedding gift, which the Virgin tycoon has done.
Winslet will join fellow Hollywood stars Ashton Kutcher and Russell Brand aboard Virgin Galactic, as the two actors have already booked tickets with the space-bound service (though perhaps not on the same flight). The voyage will take passengers 60 miles above Earth, and ticketholders will experience weightlessness while viewing the blue planets curve. Tickets for the journey cost £124,000.
RocknRoll (born Abel Smith) and Winslet tied the knot earlier this month, and have been engaged since last summer. Their wedding was so secret, even their parents did not attend though actor Leonardo DiCaprio did, to walk Winslet down the aisle.
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"To the moon, Alice...To the moon".
That’s exactly what I thought when I read the article.
Ned RocknRoll? What a doofus.
Now, if we could just shoot the rest of Hollywood into outer space...
Space tourism will be set back 50 years when a spaceplane full of celebrities makes a big hole in the ground.
Is this space ship unsinkable?
Virgin Galactic, with report! lol
“Their wedding was so secret, even their parents did not attend though actor Leonardo DiCaprio did, to walk Winslet down the aisle.”
Bizarre. Can’t say I’d be too happy if my daughter pulled a stunt like this.
She carried his mother out of burning house, it’s the least he can do!
Take a space cadet and send her into space . . . how very appropriate.
Uh, the stratosphere isn’t “space,” you nitwit reporter. Ahh, what’s the use?
Hope they stay married but they are both as queer as a three dollar bill.
If the name of the spaceship is “Titaniac” I’d probably take a rain check.
I have a feeling this guy is going to get a lot of wedding invitations.
That would be a bus tour of Cape Canaveral.