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Kate Winsletís Wedding Gift from Richard Branson: A Trip to Space, of Course
National Post ^ | Dec 28, 2012

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, RocknRoll’s uncle, has gifted her a free flight to space aboard one of Virgin Galactic’s 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 planet’s 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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1 posted on 12/30/2012 2:50:22 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
A Trip to Space, of Course

"To the moon, Alice...To the moon".

2 posted on 12/30/2012 2:54:54 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

That’s exactly what I thought when I read the article.


3 posted on 12/30/2012 2:57:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Ned RocknRoll? What a doofus.


4 posted on 12/30/2012 2:58:56 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Caipirabob

5 posted on 12/30/2012 3:06:31 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Now, if we could just shoot the rest of Hollywood into outer space...


6 posted on 12/30/2012 3:10:50 PM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: nickcarraway

Space tourism will be set back 50 years when a spaceplane full of celebrities makes a big hole in the ground.


7 posted on 12/30/2012 3:22:55 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: nickcarraway
could he PLEASE make it a one way trip???
8 posted on 12/30/2012 3:34:10 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Is this space ship unsinkable?


9 posted on 12/30/2012 3:40:21 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
don't think i'd wanna chance flying with that skank onboard to find out...
10 posted on 12/30/2012 3:44:19 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Virgin Galactic, with report! lol


11 posted on 12/30/2012 3:58:39 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Axenolith
yes... WITH report!
12 posted on 12/30/2012 4:37:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nickcarraway

“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.


13 posted on 12/30/2012 5:08:45 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: nickcarraway

She carried his mother out of burning house, it’s the least he can do!


14 posted on 12/30/2012 5:59:52 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: nickcarraway

Take a space cadet and send her into space . . . how very appropriate.


15 posted on 12/30/2012 6:13:32 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: nickcarraway

Uh, the stratosphere isn’t “space,” you nitwit reporter. Ahh, what’s the use?


16 posted on 12/30/2012 6:45:07 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Caipirabob

Hope they stay married but they are both as queer as a three dollar bill.


17 posted on 12/30/2012 7:09:26 PM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.)
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To: nickcarraway

If the name of the spaceship is “Titaniac” I’d probably take a rain check.


18 posted on 12/30/2012 10:46:29 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: nickcarraway

I have a feeling this guy is going to get a lot of wedding invitations.


19 posted on 12/30/2012 11:10:37 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Kirkwood

That would be a bus tour of Cape Canaveral.


20 posted on 12/31/2012 5:12:25 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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