Oscar winners get statues and prestige, but losers get an invite to space
Virgin Galactic, of course, is the sub-orbital spaceflight service dreamed up by billionaire Richard Branson. According to its Web site, tickets cost $200,000, and deposits start from $20,000.
The Hollywood Reporter also reported that the spaceflights were part of the consolation gift basket, though they valued the entire basket at $23,000.
Other items in the gift basket reportedly included a stay at the Huvaafen Fushi resort in Maldives, black caviar eye and neck cream, a fitness and weight-loss retreat, a pack of Swarvoski-adorned electronic cigarettes, shimmer toilet paper, use of a private island and $15 nasal spray.
As one commenter on Gizmodo said, "I didn't win an Oscar.... Do I get a free trip to space, too?"
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