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Microsoft mocks Samsung’s Heathrow takeover by sending in astronauts to catch a flight to ‘the Galaxy’


By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

May 26, 2014 | 1 min read

Microsoft attempted to send astronauts to ‘The Galaxy’ this weekend in a bid to distract from Samsung’s massive takeover of Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5.

Samsung’s two-week campaign, which kicked off Monday 19 May, seen it re-brand Terminal 5 as ‘Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5’. It was the first time Heathrow permitted a brand takeover of the building.

However, on Saturday 24 May, a group of Microsoft’s ‘Lumia Astronauts’ appeared at Terminal 5 looking for the gate that would send then to the Milky Way.After ‘realising’ that there was in fact no such flight to The Galaxy, the astronauts made their way back to Microsoft HQ looking somewhat dejected.


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