Justin Bieber Headed To Space With Virgin Galactic
Justin Bieber is going into space aboard SpaceShipTwo, according to Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic.
On Wednesday, Branson tweeted, “Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts. Congrats, see you up there!” Bieber retweeted Branson’s tweet and replied: “@richardbranson @scooterbraun @virgingalactic let's shoot a music video in SPACE!! #nextLEVEL.” Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun retweeted it as well and added, “im going to space momma!! cc @virgingalactic @richardbranson @DCGalactic.”
In February, Bieber tweeted, “I wanna do a concert in space.” Now, he’s one step closer to doing just that.
SpaceShipTwo, a suborbital space flight that brings its passengers 62 miles above the earth, broke the speed of sound when it was tested in April of this year. The flight, which costs $250,000 a ticket, is easily affordable to Bieber, whose net worth is estimated at $110 million.
Virgin Galactic’s flights haven’t begun yet, but it began taking bookings in 2007. The first flight is scheduled for Christmas Day 2013, though the date of Bieber’s flight isn’t known.
Bieber is the latest in a string of celebrities who have signed up for the flight, including Leonardo DiCaprio, and reportedly Tom Hanks and Steven Hawking.