GENE SIMMONS Wants To Blast Into Space

October 12, 2004

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is among the celebrities that have expressed their desire to travel into space via Virgin Galactic, a space travel venture founded by British airline and entertainment magnate Sir Richard Branson, according to CNET.com.

The cost for the two-hour flight, five minutes of which will be spent weightless, hovering above Earth, is approximately $190,000.

While details have yet to be finalized, space tourist will undergo six days of medical preparation, G-tolerance training, talks with space experts and simulator training.

On the actual flight day, the Virgin Galactic aircraft will travel down a runway, rather than a launch pad for a two-hour flight. Read more.

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