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Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2013
New York-based singer Stefani Germanotta, who is also famous as Lady Gaga, will board the Virgin Galactic space ship and travel into outer space and sing one track at zero gravity. Abu Dhabi-backed Virgin Galactic, the space tourism arm of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, is to blast singer Lady Gaga into outer space for a special concert as part of a music festival it is staging in the US in 2015.
The occasion will be “like nothing the world has seen before” and “Gaga has taken out a ridiculous life insurance policy” in case anything goes wrong. The stunt will be part of Zero G Colony, a three-day hi-tech festival set to take place at Spaceport America in New Mexico and which will be staged approximately six months after the first Virgin Galactic commercial flight, which is due to take place in late 2014.
According to sources, “She has to do a month of vocal training because of the atmosphere.”
The UAE’s Aabar Investments, said more than 500 people have put their names down for the $200,000 trip into space, which will last for around two hours and travel 60 miles high. Virgin Galactic CEO, George Whitesides told Arabian Business in 2012, that the company had seen “fantastic” interest from customers looking to book seats on its spacecraft. And is looking to increase its revenue to around $500m per annum within the next few years.
Sharon Scott, President, and General Manager of Peacock Productions, which will produce the live event, said, “Without a doubt, Sir Richard and his children taking the first commercial flight into space will go down in history as one of the most memorable events on television.”