Los Angeles (dpa) – Comedian Russell Brand is set to become the
first cosmic comic after his girlfriend splashed out 200,000 dollars
to buy him a ride on the Virgin Galactic space vehicle, it was
Celebrity site E! News reported that Perry decided to get the
space ticket as a present for Brand’s 35th birthday.
“It is true,” Virgin Galactic rep Louella Faria told E! News. “We
are very excited to have him on board.”
The flight will take Brand some 11 kilometres above earth where
the spacecraft will fly at over three times the speed of sound
outside the earth’s atmosphere, allowing occupants to experience
weightlessness for about five minutes before returning to earth.
No date was given for the planned flight, but Brand will
reportedly have to undergo three days of astronaut training before
embarking on the space adventure.