Justin Bieber Books Trip to Space on Virgin Galactic, Says Richard Branson

The Biebs has been fascinated with the final frontier for some time now, tweeting back in February, "I wanna do a concert in space."

By Josh Grossberg
|  Thursday, Jun 6, 2013  |  Updated 2:51 PM EDT
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Singer Justin Bieber watches players during the first half of Game 7 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers, Monday, June 3, 2013 in Miami. The teen idol has signed up for a spot on a suborbital space flight with Virgin Galactic--according to a Tweet from the airline's founder, Richard Branson.

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Justin Bieber believes in space travel.

The teen idol has signed up for a spot on a suborbital space flight with Virgin Galactic--at least that's what the airline's founder, Richard Branson, claims.

"Great to hear @justinbieber &@scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts. Congrats, see you up there!" the billionaire mogul and adventurer announced on Twitter.

Bieber, 19, didn't have any comment, but he did retweet Branson's well-wishes to his 40 million Twitter followers as did his manager, Scooter Braun, who added, "I'm going to space momma!"

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The Biebs has been fascinated with the final frontier for some time now, tweeting back in February, "I wanna do a concert in space."

That prompted this reply from NASA: "Maybe we can help you with that."

The tickets to hitch a ride on Virgin Atlantic's rocket-powered SpaceShipTwo don't come cheap, costing $250,000 a seat. But--given that his net worth is estimated somewhere north of $110 million thanks to sales of his music and his never-ending touring--Bieber can easily afford it.

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Virgin Galactic is fast turning commercial space flight into a reality. Its latest test of SpaceShipTwo, which launched from California's Mojave Desert in April, saw the spacecraft break the speed of sound in its first powered flight.

And if all goes well, the company's first true suborbital flight could take place by year's end and find Bieber and Braun flying 62 miles above the earth.

They're not the only celebs with astronaut dreams. Leonardo DiCaprio is also booked aboard one of Branson's space planes, as, reportedly, are actors Tom Hanks, Victoria Principal, Ashton Kutcher and world-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking.

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