ASHTON KUTCHER BOOKS A TICKET TO SPACE

March 20, 2012, 11:20 amThe Hype

That's right folks, Ashton Kutcher is the 500th "astronaut customer" to book a ticket for Virgin Galactic's planned trips to space.

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Jokes about the song 'Rocket Man' by Elton John come to mind, something about if you're the 500th astronaut customer you'll be waiting a "long, long time" anyone?Moving right along, Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, released the news via his blog on Monday, saying Ashton "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.""Ashton is joining a fast expanding group of true pioneers who are on their way to a life changing experience and a place in the history books," Branson added. "It's great to have him on board."

The second spaceship design of the Virgin Galactic which will take Kutcher (among others) into space. Each trip will hold six passengers. Credit: Virgin Galactic.


Before Ashton gets to go anywhere though, he'll have to undergo medical checks and three days of training which includes bonding with other passengers and staff, and also g-force familiarisation.While there is no planned launch date as yet, tickets are reported to be setting each customer back a cool $200,000 per person.

Ashton Kutcher has bought a ticket to ride - on a Virgin Galactic Spaceship.

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  1. MIKE D03:55pm Tuesday 20th March 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    A man pays to go into space, what has that got to do with a lazy sex addiction (what's that), these people are the guinea pigs for future space travel. We have other worlds to get to so we can f**k them up too. It's not wasting precious non-renewable resources. Go hug a F**KING tree but stand with your back to it in case Back door Bob is around, f**king Greenie.

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  2. Mark03:17pm Tuesday 20th March 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I hope its a one way ticket.

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  3. Stephen02:25pm Tuesday 20th March 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Kompressor in 100 years people are going to look back to our generation and wonder where our brains were. Over populated to hell from man's lazy sex addiction, wasting precious non renewable resources, where they could be used far more efficiently -start taking control of yourselves y don't u..

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  4. James02:07pm Tuesday 20th March 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Stephen relax. Ashton drives a Prius. LOL LOL I'm surprised Oprah is not booked to go too!!! Yeah they are all hollywood fakes. Clint Eastwoodand Charlie Sheen are the only one with any brains.

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  5. Stephen01:49pm Tuesday 20th March 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    They are using up the last of our non renewable resources for selfish acts like these. Humanity is soooooo stupid its beyond belief....

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