About to be single Ashton Kutcher is doing all the things a wife might frown upon – most recently he signed up to become a space traveler. British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company has been taking reservations for their first space flights and Ashton is the 500th customer to book a flight. The spaceport is located in New Mexico. Branson’s space ships are in the final stages of testing and he and his family will be on the first flight. The trip costs $200,000 and passengers are taken to the boundary of the earth’s atmosphere where they will be weightless for six minutes. The whole ride lasts around three and a half hours but requires three days of pre-flight training. Exciting, if you can afford it.

Posted by Janet on March 19, 2012

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  3. By CoCo
    On March 19, 2012 at

    What are these weird comments above?

  4. By Bluejay
    On March 19, 2012 at

    What stylist/designer thought that urine yellow was a great color for a backdrop for photos?

  5. By Muffie
    On March 19, 2012 at

    Does anyone reeeally give 2 shits what AK does anymore? Yeah, that’s what I thought!

  6. By forrest gump
    On March 19, 2012 at

    please be calm: IT’S A ONE WAY TICKET, folks!!

  7. By Reta
    On March 20, 2012 at

    Seems pretty risky to me to take your entire family and yourself with you on the RIRST flight out! If it’s a fail, I guess there won’t be a flight two!

    Myself, I think it shows the dumb thinking of some rich people who would rather selfishly spend two hundred thousand bucks to float wieghtless for six minutes than to donate that throw-away money to the desperate people of the world who can’t even fathom that kind of idea, let alone a real balanced plate full of food and fress clean clothes, more than a shack to huddle in, or clean running water, or more than a hole to crap in, if they’re LUCKY!
    Pretty disgusting.

  8. By WMS
    On March 20, 2012 at

    Branson likes to cultivate his PR image as some great guy but most in the industry know his profits have increased as he has slashed wages, gutted benefits and overtime, fought unions and is a typical greedy billionaire and his airline has horrible service to boot. Any flight especially this type creates a huge and long lasting if not irreparable hole in the ozone but obviously ‘environmentalist’ Branson doesnt care as long as he is cashing in. His carbon offset program by planting trees is just more tax write off and PR spin.

    Hopefully the flight will fail and that will put a stop to something he never should be allowed to do in the first place.

  9. By dandilion
    On March 20, 2012 at

    Mars needs men..

  10. By Diva
    On March 20, 2012 at

    I’m all for sending him into space.

  11. By Walt Cliff
    On March 20, 2012 at

    dandilion, “Mars needs men..”


  12. By Walt Cliff
    On March 20, 2012 at

    I’m all for having a big time. It sounds like a cool idea. However, when it comes right down to the dollars & sense of it. Think of how many people could be feed with that kind of money.

    In fact, wouldn’t it be interesting to give them that option the day of the flight. Tell them they can go on the flight as planned or they can feed thousands of people with the money.

  13. By Reta
    On March 20, 2012 at

    Walt, the problem is, rich people think they are so above the rest of the people on the planet and it’s THEIR money (true!) so they can bloody well throw it away however stupidly and wantenly as they wish. Again, true. Thing is, if they want to go on space ship flights, or buy five castles, or have a mansion in every country in the world, they can do that. If they can live with themselves for doing that, that’s another thing. Nic Cage is learning a lesson now for HIS overindulgence with buying castles and stupid art he doesn’t need.

    Why anyone needs more than one home seems rediculous to me, and sickeningly ostentatious. Every time I hear another “star” has fallen because of their greed and overindulgence I’m not surprised, but when the law gets involved, in the case of taxes not paid, I’m glad when they get locked up or have fees to pay, just like the rest of us would have if WE pulled that crap! I get pretty sick of the rich getting special treatment just because they are rich or famous! They are no better than the rest of us. (And sometimes much worse)!

  14. By Meg
    On March 20, 2012 at

    one way ticket, one way ticket, one way ticket to the moooon…. please make him stay there, I’m sure aliens have never seen his ‘acting’

  15. By Nina
    On March 21, 2012 at

    Oh, good! Maybe they’ll shove Ashton out the door and he’ll be floating in space forever. One can only hope.

  16. By gogo
    On March 22, 2012 at

    I haven’t watched 2 & 1/2 Men show since Jon Cryers character became a dweeb – 5 shows into the 1st season.

    Jon, get out! It’s a horrible show and you deserve better than this!

    Ashton…go back to your restaurant. I’m sick of watching your Kelso character played with different names…maybe you’d make a better chef?


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