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Brewer Offers Beer Fans Chance to Win a Trip into Outer Space

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Guinness, the popular company that produces dry stout beer that start off in the brewery of Arthur Guinness, located at St. James's Gate, Dublin, recently announced a competition with more than remarkable prizes. Beer lovers have a unique chance to win a trip into outer space, flying by Virgin Galactic spacecraft of Sir Richard Branson.

It is worth mentioning that this year the company celebrates its 250 anniversary and it has three incredible prizes for the winners of the brewer's competition:

1. A trip into outer space;

2. A trip to the depths of the ocean;

3. A ticket to an exclusive Black Eyed Peas concert.

Any adult living in one of the 28 countries, listed on the company's official website , can take part in the competition, which will last until the 250th anniversary on September 24, the day called Arthur's Day. The first prize offers one person the once-in-a-lifetime experience to become one of the first space tourists that will fly on board of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spacecraft, considered to be the first commercial spacecraft in the world.

The winner of the contest will have to pass a number of tests at the training facility Spaceport America, located in New Mexico, where Virgin Galactic's headquarters are located. While on board of the spacecraft the winner will be taken into the planet's atmosphere at a speed 3 times faster than that of sound - 2,500mph.

The person who receives the second prize will travel to the Lofoten Islands in Norway and will be allowed to take two friends with them. At the Lofoten Islands the winner will take a tour to the depth of the sea and visit the first Guinness deep sea bar located 70 meters below the sea level.

The winner of the third prize will be allowed to take two friends and witness an exclusive live performance by The Black Eyed Peas that will take place at an intimate recording studio. The performance will be a part of the band's forthcoming world tour.

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