Final Countdown Begins for the Travelers Advantage Edge of Space Sweepstakes

Press Release From: Space Adventures
Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2002

The final countdown for the Travelers Advantage Edge of Space Sweepstakes has started as the deadline for entries is less than two weeks away.

Provided in partnership with Space Adventures, this sweepstakes offers one lucky legal U.S. resident a supersonic flight to the "edge of space" and back aboard MiG-25. The flight will soar above 99 percent of Earth's atmosphere, where the winner will be able to see the blackness of space above and the curvature of Earth below.

"U.S. residents can enter the Travelers Advantage Edge of Space Sweepstakes by logging on to our Web site at and clicking on the photo of the supersonic jet," Travelers Advantage Vice President Julia Ryan said.

The approximate retail value of the Travelers Advantage Edge of Space Sweepstakes Grand Prize is $16,595.00. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. To enter or review the sweepstakes rules, visit the Travelers Advantage Web site ( and click on the Edge of Space Sweepstakes icon. No purchase is necessary.

All legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older and who satisfy the health criteria and physical tests imposed by Space Adventures, Ltd. may participate in this sweepstakes. Employees and the immediate families of the Sponsor and Space Adventures, Ltd. living in their households and the participating promotional companies, their subsidiaries and advertising agencies are not eligible. This sweepstakes is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. No purchase required. The deadline for entries is midnight, December 31, 2002.

The Grand Prize includes round-trip airfare for two to Moscow, Russia, from the major gateway airport nearest winner's residence and two nights' stay for two with breakfast at the Marriott Grand Hotel. The Grand Prize winner will receive the flight aboard a MiG-25 "Foxbat," following planning, training and physical check.

About Travelers Advantage

Travelers Advantage ( is a membership- based travel service that offers a low price guarantee and other cost-saving benefits. It is offered by Trilegiant Corporation, a leader in the membership services and loyalty businesses, providing products and services that touch the lives of more than 100 million Americans. Trilegiant's membership business offers exceptional value, savings, convenience and protection to its customers through services such as Shoppers Advantage®, AutoVantage Gold® and PrivacyGuard®.

About Space Adventures, Ltd.

Space Adventures, Ltd., the world's leading space tourism company, offers a wide range of space experiences, from Zero Gravity and Edge of Space flights, cosmonaut training and space flight qualification programs to actual flights into space. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, and with an office in Moscow, Russia, Space Adventures, Ltd. is currently developing sub-orbital space flights scheduled to operate in 2005. For more information, visit or call 1-703-524-7172.

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