Sometimes shining on Broadway isn’t all a star wants. Sometimes earthly stars want to shine next to real ones in the sky, no matter the cost. This is what Phantom of the Opera soprano is trying to do. Famous singer Sarah Brightman is ready to spend 52 million dollars on a space holiday to the International Space Station.For that she began preparing in Russia last week.
The British musical drama artist has missed the beginning of the space training which will permit her to go to the ISS. Brightman went to Russia for a nine months training session, but has postponed the initial date by a week. However, Russia’s space office is positive she will be prepared for the arranged 10-day trip in October. But becoming the eighth space tourist doesn’t come cheap. The 54-year-old singer is taking around £34m out of her pocket to go on this venture.
Alexei Krasnov, the head of crewed flights at the Russian space org declared for TASS agency that the singer delayed her arrival in Russia due to some personal reasons but she was to arrive in Moscow on Sunday. Apparently, the soprano is experiencing a winter cold. The artist discharged an announcement on Friday saying that she is looking forward to commencing the preparation in Star City. The singer first announced she was going to travel in space in October 2012. Interestingly, Sarah Brightman became popular with a song called I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper. Brightman started her career with the dance band Hot Gossip, which had a track hit in 1978 with I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper.
If Brightman finishes the preparation and breezes through the health tests, she will spend 10 days on the board the space station this fall. The ISS is located 260 miles (418 km) away from Earth.
The last ‘space vacationer’ to make the excursion was Guy Laliberte in 2009. Laliberte is the founder of the well-known Cirque du Soleil.
The artist also starred in various musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who she also married and is now her ex-husband. When she uncovered her space mission in 2012 Brightman made some press declarations. She then said that the journey was something had dreamt a lot about doing. She emphasized that she was happy to finally do it and she is more amped up for the space trip than for anything she had done in her life so far.
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