Time to say goodbye to British soprano Sarah Brightman; the Phantom of the Opera star is set to take a trip into space, travelling on a Russian spaceship and flying to the International Space Station, 250 miles above Earth.
Setting off as part of a three person crew at some point between 2014 and 2015, the former wife of composer and “King Toad-Face” Andrew Lloyd Webber will be in orbit for 12 days, as part of a trip that would have cost her “tens of millions of dollars”.
Fulfilling the requirements of a complex medical, Brightman (aged 52) will undergo six months of intense training following the conclusion of her 2013 world tour before heading off.
“I am more excited about this than I have been about anything I have done to date. This is beyond my wildest dreams,” said Brightman during a press conference in Moscow yesterday.
The singer will become the first civilian to travel into space since 2009.
Brightman releases her new album, ‘Dreamchaser’, in January of next year.