Ashton Kutcher going into space, becomes 500th Virgin Galactic customer

ashton-kutcher-smiling-getty.jpgIf you ever hoped that Ashton Kutcher would get launched into outer space... you're in luck. Sort of. Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic venture, which will take tourists into space, just signed Kutcher as its 500th customer -- for a $200,000 ticket price.

"He is as thrilled as we are at the prospect of being among the first to cross the final frontier (and back!) with us and to experience the magic of space for himself," Branson writes on his blog. The company is in its final test flight stages and plans to launch its spacecraft from New Mexico.

"I still sometimes have to pinch myself that it's for real," Branson says. "Ashton is joining a fast expanding group of true pioneers who are on their way to a life changing experience and a place in the history books."

Customers will experience a 2.5 hour flight, with five minutes of weightlessness and incredible views of Earth.
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