Celebrities who are traveling to space

Virgin Galactic is a commercial spaceflight company owned by Sir Richard Branson and it provides spaceflights to tourists. The billionaire hopes the first suborbital journey will take place at the beginning of 2014 and there are lots of rich people who are interested in this kind of tourism and are willing to pay $200,000 for a two-and-a-half-hour voyage with six minutes of weightlessness. Check out which celebrities bought the tickets for the trip.

Russell Brand

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Before he broke up with her via text message, Brand’s ex Katy Perry bought him the Virgin Galactic ticket as a 35th birthday present. “It just doesn’t seem right coming from my background,” Brand said of the trip to space. “Ten years ago I was a junkie; if I wanted to go to space I had to do crack.”

Katy Perry








Perry bought herself a ticket a year later. Soon after, they divorced — but Perry hasn’t said anything about swapping her Virgin Galactic seat for lots of free miles within the troposphere. “I’m so into extraterrestrial stuff,” she said. “It’s very difficult for me to look up into the sky in the middle of the night and not think that our planet is one of… a bajillion.”

Kate Winslet








Kate Winslet managed to get free seats for her family on Virgin Galactic thanks to her husband, Ned Rocknroll, who is the space tourism company’s head of marketing and astronaut experience — and happens to be Branson’s nephew.

Justin Bieber








Beiber and his manager, Scooter Braun, have booked their tickets for the Virgin Galactic flight. The singer even tweeted “I wanna do a concert in space” after making his reservation. Bieber has booked a flight for himself and his manager at a cost of over $400,000.

Leonardo DiCaprio








Leonardo DiCaprio will be among the a-listers aboard the trip to space. This American actor has an estimated net worth of $200 million.  He has amassed his wealth staring in hit movies like Catch Me If You Can, Django Unchained among many others. Rumor has it that DiCaprio had purchased more than one ticket and auctioned it off for charity.

Ashton Kutcher

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With an estimated net worth on $140 million, it is easy to understand how Kutcher can afford the $200,000 price tag for a flight to space. According to the official Virgin Galactic site, Kutcher signed up as the 500th Virgin Galactic customer. Unconfirmed reports suggest that he will be accompanied by his girlfriend Mila Kunis.

Victoria Principal








American actress Victoria Principal will be one of the lucky ones traveling early this year. She bought herself a ticket in 2013 in an effort to be among the first celebrities in the world to visit space. According to sources close to her, she is extremely proud of being part of a pioneering space tourism adventure.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie








Hollywood power couple Brangelina have also signed up for one of the many Virgin Galactic space flights expected to start in 2014. Their combined net worth of $310 million (Brad: $170 million; Angelina: $140 million) is enough to buy tickets for their entire family let alone two seats.

Tom Hanks








Tom Hanks won’t be left behind in this historic tourism adventure. The renowned American actor, director and producer was among the first Hollywood celebrities to book a seat on the flight. It’s not clear if he will be accompanied by his wife Rita Wilson.


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2 responses to “Celebrities who are traveling to space”

  1. Tracy says:

    Why not try a historic adventure and see the universe? This is very exciting and not many people can afford it. I am happy to find out that so many famous celebrities and talented actors would join the Virgin Galactic space. I hope the journeys are safe and that our favorite actors would get back home safe and sound. I wished I could experience something like that. This is simply so exciting! Still, I haven’t travelled much on earth and I have yet so much to discover.

  2. Brandon says:

    I wish I were the millionaire or won the lottery to get to the universe. It is my dream to look n earth form the eternity – the cosmic area. I wish I could join the journey with so many famous people on earth. So, far I can only dream. They say dreams come true. Well, is there someone willing to help me? )))