While it is incomprehensible for normal people to travel to space, there are celebrities going to space. This could be shocking for many or unbelievable but it is on the cards for the rich and the influential. Around 600 people including 14 celebrities have already signed up for space travel on the Virgin Galactic space flight by Richard Branson.
In October 2019, Virgin Galactic became the first human spaceflight company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2020, the company intended to send the ticket holders to this revolutionary commercial space tour but Covid-19 ruined the plan. The chance of celebrity going to space 2021 seems strong. Each ticket was sold at a whopping $ 250,000.
List of Celebrities Going to Space
Here are the lucky ones who reserved their seat on the flight:
- Leonardo DiCaprio
- Peter Thiel
- Justin Bieber
- James Cameron
- Russell Brand
- Brad Pitt
- Mila Kunis
- Richard Branson
- Sarah Brightman
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
- Kate Winslet
- Ashton Kutcher
- Katy Perry
Katy Perry, Ashton Kutcher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pit, and Russel Brand have bought their ticket back in 2013 when they went on sale for the first time. However, recently Ashton Kutcher backed out of the deal and returned his ticket after discussing with his wife, Mila Kunis. She said it is not a smart decision since they have young children.
Health Requirements for Celebrity Going to Space 2021
One of the things that could prevent celebrities from going to space is their health condition. They will not be allowed to travel to outer space if they fail to meet the standard health requirement. This is because microgravity in space makes body fluids move around, which causes loss of plasma. Plasma carries oxygen to the blood in the body which can be increased by exercise. Without adequate plasma where there is no gravity will make people faint.
The base location of Virgin Galactic
Virgin Galactic is based at Spaceport America in the New Mexico desert.
Engineering Problems faced by the Virgin Galactic Rocket
There was a minor engine concern during the test flight of the Unity rocket in December 2020. The engine of the SpaceShipTwo spaceplane would ignite for a second before going out. This engine failure did not cause any major damages or injuries.
Has the SpaceShipTwo Unity Ever Visited the Space?
In December 2018, the spacecraft took a test flight and reached the edge of space which is considered a milestone and the start of a bright future for the company. Again in February 2019, the space plane touched an altitude of 55.87 miles which is higher than reaching an altitude of 51.4 miles on its previous test flight.
Once the COVID-19 situation is properly managed, the celebrities going to space are confirmed if the space plane runs as it should. The celebrities are surely going to experience a great adventure and we would surely be able to relish the recounting of their amazing adventure once they return.