Celebrities are known for trying all the latest trends and enjoying extravagant holidays, but this tops the list: Hollywood’s A-list is now lining up for trips into space. As technology advances, we’re wondering: is this the next must-see destination for the average family too?
Not so long ago, the concept of anyone but a trained astronaut traveling into space seemed out of the question. To this day, Space Travel has only been experienced by a lucky few (530 people, to be exact). But that’s all about to change, as daring and innovative companies like SXC, Space Adventures, Blue Origin and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic offer anyone with a spare $250,000 the opportunity to literally travel out of this world.
Naturally, celebrities have jumped at the chance to experience Space Travel. Around 640 Space Tickets have been sold by Virgin Galactic alone, and Ashton Kutcher was Virgin Galactic 500th customer. That earned him a personal message from Sir Richard Branson himself. “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,” said Branson.
Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking will fulfill his dream of Future Space Travel, and Justin Bibber and his manager have reserved their seats too. Virgin Galactic head of marketing, Ned Rock n roll, is Branson’s nephew and Kate Wins let’s husband. The coupled secured some of the first available Virgin tickets, and their soon-to-be-born first child together has also got a spot on the trip.
When commercial Space Travel was first envisioned, ticket prices were estimated to be millions of dollars. Katy Perry, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are other celebrities who have jumped at the chance to travel through space and, with the cost of tickets likely to decrease as technology improves, in the near future perhaps we’ll all be spending our family holidays in space.
Olivia Brown is a highly respected travel writer who is also working her way towards obtaining her certification as a space agent. She is now making her way towards her goal of working for a Space Agency in Australia, in the hope that she will someday be able to venture into outer space as well. Olivia regularly liaises with trusted space agencies to gather credible information about Space Travel. Her exciting globetrotting adventures are chronicled in various travel publications throughout Australia.