If there was ever any doubt about Sir Richard Branson‘s genius, he just booked Justin Bieber and his manager Scooter Braun on the first flight of Virgin Galactic which could launch as early as this year, so God willing, they’re cutting a shitload of corners to hit that deadline. E! News reports:
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.
I think I speak for all of us when I say I’m okay with this flight going down. Yes, Stephen Hawking will be a great loss, but the man’s had a good run. In fact, he’s already on board with this: