Someone Paid $1.5M (For Charity) to Fly to Space with Leonardo DiCaprio

At some point in the near future, a non-famous person will get to sit beside famous person Leonardo DiCaprio as they board Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic for a trip to space.

On Thursday, the seat was sold for $1.5 million at amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS charity gala during the Cannes Film Festival, according to Reuters.

The winner will get to spend three days in training with DiCaprio in New Mexico before taking off on the commercial spaceflight, Sharon Stone announced on stage.

“You don’t get to go to outer space every day with a handsome movie star,” she added.

DiCaprio, who skipped the red carpet, was one of dozens of famous faces at the charity gala, held at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc just east of Cannes. Janet Jackson, Zachary Quinto, Jessica Chastain and Goldie Hawn were also at the event, now in its 20th year.

Two other tickets on the same flight, which could take off as early as 2014, were also auctioned off for $2.3 million.

 

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