Justin Bieber Buys Space Flight Ticket

Created: 2013-06-07 13:14 EST

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Pop star Justin Bieber is the latest celebrity to reach beyond the stars, as he signed up to Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial flights into space.

Branson announced on Twitter that Bieber, 19, and his manager Scooter Braun were the latest "future astronauts." Bieber tweeted in response, "let's shoot a music video in SPACE!!."

Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial space flights have already drawn high profile passengers, reportedly including Stephen Hawking, Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Last year, "Two and a Half Men" actor Ashton Kutcher became the 500th person to sign up.

A seat on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot spaceship, costs 250,000 dollars (USD), and will take passengers to an altitude of about 68 miles (109 km), giving them a few minutes to experience zero gravity and glimpse Earth from space. 

Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial space flights have already drawn high profile passengers, reportedly including Stephen Hawking, Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.