Ashton Kutcher will soon get fitted for his very own astronaut suit. The Two And A Half Men actor is heading to a place where only a few men have gone before – space.
“Great news today from our Astronaut Relations team at Virgin Galactic: our 500th future astronaut customer has just signed up! Even better news is that number 500 is Ashton Kutcher,” Virgin Galactic’s founder, Richard Branson, trumpeted via his blog. “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.”
There is no specific date set for the space trip as of yet, but a ride on the VSS Enterprise reportedly costs $200,000. The spaceship is currently being tested at the Mojave Air and Space Port in New Mexico, and the space flight is projected to be next year.
Says Branson: “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. It’s great to have him on board.”