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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Source: BBC News
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