Soon, there will be a little more swagger in space.
Justin Bieber has become the latest star — along with his manager Scooter Braun — to set sights on the final frontier by signing up for a flight with Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson‘s venture to send tourists into space.
“Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts,” Virgin’s billionaire founder tweeted. “Congrats, see you up there!”
The “Boyfriend” singer joins the a slew of other A-list stars, like Ashton Kutcher and allegedly Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, in dropping big bucks for suborbital spaceflight. Just how much? Well, a ticket for a seat aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane recently shot up from $200,000 to $250,000. In other words, not even a dent in Bieber’s estimated $10 million net worth.
While there’s no word on when Bieber will achieve liftoff, SpaceShipTwo did recently complete a flight test in California and commercial operations could begin at Spaceport America in New Mexico as early as next year.
So, get your space boots ready, Biebs!