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  1. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    at the Delano hotel in Miami Beach, I was just walking in the lobby & he was there, so I went up, introduced myself, spoke to him a little about Virgin Galactic and the Sikorskys that I grew up with. I just happened to have a photocopy of my letter that WORTH magazine published that menitioned Sir Richard and I handed it to him

    Its great to meet your heros :)
     
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  3. No Doubt

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    Kinda cool to meet him. Even better that he helps fund Burt Rutan's space efforts.
     
  4. Ryan S.

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    his book, the red one(cant remember the title), is really good...that cool that you met him though, id love to meet that dude.
     
  5. Spasso

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    I am still waiting for the continued birth of Virgin Galactic.
     
  6. SrfCity

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    Cool. That guy really thinks big.
     
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  8. darth550

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    Uh HUH.....Just so happened?? PuhLEEEEEEASE

    Edit: I suppose you had copies sewn together and made into a pillowcase and Duvet? Or worse...Boxer shorts?????????
     
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    Lol, did you ask him if he would help you launch the first slutcapsule into space? :D
     
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    Losing my Virginity


    great book.

    Branson is my hero!!!


    Antony
     
  11. WILLIAM H

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    I told him I was a shareholder in SPDV that built the rocket engines, he told me, "Thanks for the rocket engines" :) Very Cool guy
     
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  13. WILLIAM H

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    I'm sure he can handle that on his own although I'd definately be available as a consultant :)
     
  14. PerryJ

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    That's cool William !!
     
  15. TimN88

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    A friend/classmate of mine actually met Burt and Dick Rutan this summer when he was working in Mojave for XCOR building rocket engines. Hes been to the scaled composites facility out there, and has some pretty cool pictures of the planes they built. He said they are real nice people who are passionate about flying, which explains why they got along so well as my friend loves flying too.
     
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    Losing my Virginity? Excellent!!!!
     
  17. No Doubt

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    I modified a kit plane back when Rutan was doing that, and back then he would answer the phone and help a guy out with assembly questions.

    Very down to Earth guy for a spaceman. He enjoys what he does, it isn't a labor (except perhaps, of love and science).

    I'm anxious to see him go orbital. Bet he does it in the next 5 years.
     
  18. Kds

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    "Slutcapsule"........LOL..........just spit my lunch up on the key board again !!

    Would you wear the gold chains on the outside of the spacesuit ?
     
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    Don't forget, the exterior of the spacesuit will be made from the leftover Ostrich!
     
  20. WILLIAM H

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    LOL :)
     
  21. Remy Zero

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    wow...he's a real briliant man...
     
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    he is a very bright and quick guy. i used to advise him on jet prices when i was at j.aron and he didn't miss a trick.
     
  23. Westworld

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    Brillant man...Not too bad for someone who dropped out of high school and has a bad case of dyslexia.
     
  24. bostonmini

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    did u ask him to buy a ferrari and join fchat?:)
     
  25. Blackbird4life

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    Him and his family are very humble.......they even drive normal cars.
     
  26. JAM1

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    ... and own normal islands!

    In all seriousness... Branson is on top of my "most admired business person" list, a brilliant and very driven guy!
     
  27. spidermanUK

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    Along with Al Capone? They both had convictions for tax fraud! Or maybe you admire successful businesses like Virgin Cola, Virgin Vodka, Virgin Trains, Virgin Money, Virgin Mobile and all the other brilliant enterprises he's been involved in?

    Mike Oldfield and his wretched Tubular Bells have a lot to answer for!
     
  28. Westworld

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    What's a normal car? Doesn't have a Range Rover and one of those Aquatics or whatever (the cars that go into the water)?
     

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