Thursday, October 11, 2012

Classical Crossover Singer to Visit Space Station

Singer Sarah Brightman looks on during a news conference in Moscow today. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters 

Singer Sarah Brightman looks on during a news conference in Moscow today. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters


British singer Sarah Brightman said today she had bought a seat to fly on a Russian spaceship and described it as a chance to live out a childhood desire "beyond her wildest dreams".

Brightman, 52, who once had a hit song called I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper, plans to travel some 400km above Earth to the International Space Station - becoming the first space tourist since Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte donned a red clown's nose on his 2009 trip.

"I am more excited about this than I have been about anything I have done to date," Brightman, in platform heels and a silky black dress, told reporters in Moscow. "Most of my life I have felt an incredible desire to take the journey to space that I have now begun," she said. "This is beyond my wildest dreams."

More - Link >>> http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/1011/breaking51.html

Sarah Brightman Biogoraphy - Link >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Brightman

Sources: The Irish Times, Wikipedia.org .

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