As if he isn't already a big star, now Justin Bieber wants to go to the stars!
The 19-year-old crooner and his manager, Scooter Braun, 31, have signed up for an intergalactic adventure with Virgin Galactic, according to Virgin's billionaire founder, Richard Branson.
The British entrepreneur tweeted the exciting news,
Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts. Congrats, see you up there!
— richardbranson (@richardbranson) June 5, 2013
And followed up with an idea for the showstopper …
.@justinbieber @scooterbraun @virgingalactic music video in space? Now that's what I call music! virg.in/bie — richardbranson (@richardbranson) June 6, 2013
Both stars retweeted Branson's message, but Scooter officially confirmed the exciting news via his own Twitter account.
im going to space momma!! cc @virgingalactic @richardbranson @dcgalactic
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) June 5, 2013
Their space journey will reportedly set them each back $250,000, which probably seems like chump change to the teen heartthrob, who, according to Forbes, raked in a cool $55 million in 2012.
Taking a journey to the stars is something that has been on the Canadian cutie's mind for months. In February 2012, he dished to his 40 million Twitter followers, "I wanna do a concert in space." NASA seemed fond of the idea and replied, "Maybe we can help you with that."
The scientific community is clearly aware of the power of making the "Believe" singer a Biebernaut.
At the 2012 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference, Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, said, "My suggestion is, be sure to send Justin Bieber on one of these flights early on. If there's more interest, there are more customers. If there are more customers, there's more technical development."
Virgin Galactic's space vehicle SpaceShipTwo broke the speed of sound in April when they completed their first rocket-powered flight and is expected to start their commercial space flights as early as next year. Bieber isn't the only celeb to take advantage of this voyage: Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Brightman, and Victoria Principal all have booked their tickets.
Clearly, the sky is the limit for the Biebs.
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