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New Zealand ISP Sending Lucky Customer in Trip To Edge Of Space
Posted on 5-Apr-2006 15:20 by Tony Hughes. | Tags Filed under: News.



New Zealands incumbent ISP Xtra (owned by Telecom New Zealand Ltd) has offered to send customer Sharyl Innes to the edge of space, at 82,000 feet, in a Russian MIG 25. This is the result of a promotion that required users to sign up to Xtra's broadband ADSL service during a February/March 2006 promotion.

The community mental health nurse from Warkworth, is the winner of Xtra's recent Explore New Worlds promotion, which includes a trip to the edge of space as one of the grand prizes. Aside from the space option she can also choose between a hot air ballooning adventure around the North Pole or a private island escape in the Maldives.

Sharyl says when Xtra called to say she'd won a prize she had no idea what it was.

"They wanted to explain it to me in person. I didn't really believe it until they turned up in the Xtra van with a guy in a space suit."

Sharyl's sons Sam (15) and Dylan (18) both live at home.

"Dylan will want to go to space but we need to have a family discussion and put it to the vote," says Sharyl.

The trip to the edge of space includes business class flights for three to Moscow, five-star accommodation, sightseeing and a breathtaking view of the curvature of the earth from on board a MIG 25 at 82,000 feet.

The hot air ballooning adventure includes business class flights for two to Norway, five-star accommodation, a night on a drifting ice base and a helicopter flight to the exact North Pole where the ballooning commences.

The island escape is for five people. It includes business class flights to the Maldives and transfers to a private island, use of a private sail boat, a personal chef, a butler and lots of relaxation.



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