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Justin Bieber Is Going To Space On Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic

Aly Weisman

Justin Bieber revealed on Wednesday that he’s set to take off on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, a suborbital flight that travels 60 miles above Earth.

Branson tweeted the news, and Bieber then re-tweeted him:

Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts. Congrats, see you up there!

— richardbranson (@richardbranson) June 5, 2013

Bieber's manager Scooter Braun was quick to respond, tweeting:

im going to space momma!! cc @virgingalactic @richardbranson @dcgalactic

— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) June 5, 2013

And even Bieber responded to the news by writing:

Justin Bieber tweet space



Bieber has always been interested in space exploration, even saying he wants  to do a concert there — an idea which NASA thinks is possible.

But the 19-year-old isn't the first star to want to go to space. Leonardo DiCaprio and  Ashton Kutcher have also purchased $250,000 tickets  on Virgin Galactic.

Here's what we imagine Bieber in space will look like:

Justin Bieber

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