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Sarah Brightman to become a space tourist


Posted on Thursday, 11 October, 2012 | Comment icon 21 comments | News tip by: Waspie_Dwarf


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Singer Sarah Brightman will be the next tourist to take a trip to the International Space Station.

The classical singer will conclude her 2013 tour and then go in to training for six months at the Star City cosmonaut training centre in Moscow. Brightman will be the first professional musician to sing from space and only the seventh space tourist to visit the station. "This voyage is a product of a dream, my dream," she said. "Finally it can be a reality. I am more excited about this than anything I have done in my life to date."

The exact schedule for the trip has yet to be finalised however it is believed she will be launching in to space aboard a Soyuz as part of a crew of three. Her place on the flight was organised by Vienna-based company Space Adventures which also assisted previous space tourist, Cirque du Soleil chief executive Guy Laliberte, get in to space at a cost of $35M.

"British singer Sarah Brightman is to travel as a space tourist to the International Space Station."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by Twin Peaks on 11 October, 2012, 18:17
Also her Album from space will be unique. Worthwhile to check out im sure.
Comment icon #13 Posted by ROGER on 11 October, 2012, 22:54
I'm still hoping Bigelow will be able to start building their space station on time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigelow_Commercial_Space_Station#Space_Complex_Alpha
Comment icon #14 Posted by New World Within on 12 October, 2012, 18:26
Good for her...
Comment icon #15 Posted by Mantis914 on 12 October, 2012, 18:30
Is she the one from the ASPCA commercials? Geez that's depressing...
Comment icon #16 Posted by The Unseen on 12 October, 2012, 22:30
What a waste,To send a stupid singer into space,for no ther reason because she has money,notice I didn't say she can sing,I cant stand that heshe's music.She has no reason being there except to take up space,Its not like she is going to help save the mission or anything,she is just going to be in the way taking up space and using oxegen that is needed.Heck if I was up there I would kick her into space without a suit and watch her head explode.
Comment icon #17 Posted by The Unseen on 12 October, 2012, 22:32
What a Waste,who cares,she is LAME.and so is her so called music.Just my opinion.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Is it for real on 12 October, 2012, 22:42
I'm a metal man and classic rock guy myself but that doesn't mean I can't give credit where it's due. You may not like the sounds of her style but you gotta give her props for that voice.
Comment icon #19 Posted by The Unseen on 12 October, 2012, 22:43
The only way I would by her Loser album would be for target practice,Her singing in space would only bring one of two kinds of Aliens,On bent on her destuction for fouling up space with her self-assorbed music and the other would be Aliens comming to someones cries of pain only to find out it was a stupid human and put her out of her suffering.But if they find out we put her there....ZAP!!! no more Earth.I know if I were an Alien I would concider her being there an Act of War .either way she's dead.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 12 October, 2012, 23:16
What waste? The only thing being wasted here is my time replying to your drivel. Who needs that oxygen? There will be enough, it is not as if she is stealing it (in fact she is paying for it). The money she spends will help the Russian space agency finance experiments. The agreement to send fare-paying passengers to the ISS was struck up between the commercial company Space Adventures and the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, at a time when that agency was underfunded. It helped them through a tricky financial period. Passengers are only carried when the seat on the Soyuz is not needed for a ... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by Daughter of the Nine Moons on 13 October, 2012, 0:35
Charming.


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