yesterday that Virgin Galactic has just signed up its 500th“astronaut customer” to fly into space – none other than studd muffin actor, 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," Branson wrote on his blog.
With a flight costing $200,000, with an up-front deposit of $20,000 required, it is a luxury then most mere mortals will not be including on their shopping list this week. However, when your daytime job pays you $700,000 per episode for starring in the hit comedy show Two and a Half Men (reportedly $15.4 million for the season), I guess the price for 6 minutes of weightlessness is irrelevant!
The date and time of the space flights have not yet been announced.