May 25, 2014 12:09 pm

Lumianauts fail to lift off into the Galaxy via Heathrow Terminal 5

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that Lumias have a proud history of boldly going to places no smartphone has gone before.

In fact, Lumias have been shot into orbit not once, but twice in the last couple of years. Imagine how excited we were then to learn that you can now reach “the Galaxy” via Heathrow’s Terminal 5. This weekend, to make the most of this stellar opportunity, we sent four intrepid Lumianauts to Europe’s busiest airport.


Microsoft Devices gathered the excited Luminauts early in the morning to head to the airport in their brand new space-buggy. With one small step out of the moon-lander and a leap through the doors of Terminal 5, the Lumianauts set out to find the gate that would shoot them out of the world’s gravitational atmosphere and into the Milky Way.


Once the brave Lumianauts stepped foot in to the brand new terminal, though, they quickly learned that there was no such thing as a flights to ‘the Galaxy’. Rather, the terminal had taken over by advertising for another mobile phone company. With constellation map in-hand they bowed their heads in disappointment and rang HQ, “Microsoft…we have a problem.”

While our Lumianauts sadly didn’t make it into orbit this weekend, we can all console ourselves with the knowledge that the Lumia we have in our pockets is always out of this world.

Updated September 30, 2015 10:34 pm