06/06/2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
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
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.