Justin Bieber ‘Plans Space Trip And Video’

The singer is apparently the latest celebrity to sign up to a space mission which will fly tourists 62 miles above Earth.

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Justin Bieber is the latest Virgin Galactic future celebrity astronaut

Justin Bieber has already travelled around the world and now he is set to go into space, with the would-be astronaut even suggesting shooting a music video there.

The Canadian pop superstar, 19, has apparently signed up with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space mission.

Sir Richard tweeted: “Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun (Bieber’s manager) are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts. Congrats, see you up there!”

Bieber retweeted the message and then a few hours later tweeted to the Virgin boss: “let’s shoot a music video in SPACE!! #nextLEVEL.”

Wannabe space tourists who have signed up to the mission will pay $200,000 (£128,000) to take off from a “spaceport” in New Mexico.

Actors Ashton Kutcher and Leonardo DiCaprio are among those reportedly set to board a future Virgin Galactic flight which will fly them 62 miles above the Earth.

Virgin says it has so far taken tens of millions of pounds in deposits from hundreds of individuals hoping to become the first space tourists.

In April, Virgin Galactic’s passenger spacecraft completed its first rocket-powered flight in a trial run described by Sir Richard as historic.

SpaceShipTwo flew above California’s Mojave Desert at an altitude of 56,000ft after being released from a carrier aircraft.

The rocket-powered portion of the flight lasted 10 minutes and the flight marks the start of the final stage of testing ahead of a full space flight, which is planned for the end of the year.

As planned, the rockets burned for 16 seconds and propelled SpaceShipTwo to Mach 1.2, Virgin said in a statement.

Similar testing now lies ahead for the aircraft, which promises to take six paying passengers and two pilots on a suborbital space flight, complete with several minutes of weightlessness.

In February Bieber tweeted: “I wanna do a concert in space”, to which Nasa retweeted: “Maybe we can help you with that.”

But it seems the singer has decided to go with Sir Richard instead.

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