Ashton Kutcher Future Astronaut

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Billionaire Sir Richard Branson announced, via his blog, that Virgin Galactic 500th future astronaut customer will be Ashton Kutcher.

Lets hope he is better at being an astronaut than he is at replacing Charlie Sheen.

Branson has been testing commercial space travel since 2005. His goal is to be the first commercial airline to offer suborbital spaceflights to anybody willing to cough up $200,000 per seat.

From Branson’s Blog:

“Great news today news from our Astronaut Relations team at Virgin Galactic: our 500th future astronaut customer has just signed up! Even better news is that number 500 is Ashton Kutcher. I gave Ashton a quick call to congratulate and welcome him. He is as thrilled as we are at the prospect of being among the first to cross the final frontier (and back!) with us and to experience the magic of space for himself.”

If the flight happens has planned it will make Kutcher the first celebrity to be sent to space.


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