Paging astronaut Justin Bieber? On June 5 it was revealed that the superstar will be taking a trip into outer space with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic program. He’s literally going to be out of this world!
Justin Bieber is going to be launched into outer space. For some reason, that sentence sounds totally reasonable. Richard Branson tweeted on June 5 that the 19-year-old singer would be a part of the Virgin Galactic program, which promises sub-orbital spaceflights for “space tourists.” Make sure to wear your seatbelt, Justin!
Justin Bieber Becoming An Astronaut
“Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts. Congrats, see you up there!” Richard tweeted on June 5. Justin didn’t have a response for Richard, though he did re-tweet the congratulatory message.
The Virgin Galactic program is tentatively set to launch as early as next year, according to Mail Online. Its spaceship will send amateur astronauts like Justin beyond 62 miles in altitude, which marks the internationally accepted boundary of outer space. From that height, Justin will feel a few moments of weightlessness before experiencing a thrillingly fast ride back down to a landing on Earth.
Until space travel is available, as a part of Virgin Galactic Justin can do super fun things like G-force training and watching test flights in the Mojave Desert. And for those asking — no, space tourism is not cheap. The deposit fee alone to get priority on the flights is $250,000. We’re sure the Biebs can afford it, though.
Justin Bieber Joins Richard Branson & Many More In Space
Justin joins a long list of celebs looking to get into the astronaut business. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Ashton Kutcher, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have all signed up as well. We can just picture it now — Justin floating at zero gravity with Leo and Brad discussing how on top of the world they are.
No one ever accused Justin of being low-key. What do you think of his space aspirations, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
– Andrew Gruttadaro
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