Justin Bieber Is Heading to Space

06/06/2013 at 11:20 AM EDT

Justin Bieber Is Heading to Space
Justin Bieber
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He's always been a little out of this world.

But soon, Justin Bieber – and his manager, Scooter Braun – will physically leave terra firma and head to space on a suborbital flight with Virgin Galactic, according to Virgin founder Richard Branson.

"Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts. Congrats, see you up there!" Branson wrote Wednesday on Twitter – a message that Bieber then re-Tweeted to his 40 million followers.

The pop star, 19, who has had his share of troubles on Earth of late, has often dreamed of going to space. He has even said he'd like to do a concert there, an idea to which NASA seemed amenable.



Ashton Kutcher and Leonardo DiCaprio are among the other celebrities who have signed up for flights on Virgin Galactic, which is accepting deposits of $250,000 and up for a chance to travel on one of Branson's spaceships.

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