| 12th August 2011
Mini is giving its owners the chance to win a trip for four to Cape Canaveral as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations.
The Mini brand was re-launched under BMW Group ownership in 2001 when the Mini One, Mini Cooper and Cooper S were all released.
In the intermitting decade, the brand has sold around 300,000 units in the UK alone and covered an estimated 15 billion miles which, according to Mini, is enough to go to the moon and back 33,000 times.
In celebration of its achievement Mini has launched a new online competition called Mini Lunatics. Owners will register their mileage before being propelled into 'virtual space' where they will dock with a Mini space station and could find a prize waiting for them.
It's slightly easier for those whose mileage covers the distance of a moon journey - around 252,000 miles - because they can register for free memorabilia.
Mini has been a success story in the UK since it first launched ten years ago and that's not just in terms of sales and popularity.
With the exception of its diesel engines, Mini's are built and assembled in the UK, securing a massive amount of investment and exports for the UK economy which is set to continue for a number of years having recently pledged £500 million to develop its three main UK plants.
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