Classical singer Sarah Brightman has reportedly signed up to be the next space tourist. Brightman, who had a hit in 1978 with "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper," will become the first recording artist in space.
Sarah Brightman will begin training for a flight to the International Space Station after a tour next year to promote a new album, the singer said during a Moscow news conference Wednesday.
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Sarah Brightman and Andrew Lloyd Webber attend "The Phantom of the Opera" closing night show at The Pantages Theater on Oct. 31, 2010, in Los Angeles. The two were married from 1984 to 1990.
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Sarah Brightman performs at the China leg of the "Live Earth" series of concerts at the Oriental Pearl Tower on July 7, 2007, in Shanghai.
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Singer and actress Sarah Brightman arrives for the gala at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Dec. 3, 2006. Singers Dolly Parton and Smokey Robinson, film director Steven Spielberg, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and conductor Zubin Mehta were being celebrated for their contributions to American culture. Webber is Brightman's ex-husband.
Sarah Brightman performs during the final of singer qualifying contest "Musical-Showstar 2008" on April 18, 2008, at the Coloneum in Cologne, Germany.
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Singer Sarah Brightman performs during the opening ceremony on day one of the 11th IAAF World Athletics Championships on Aug. 25, 2007, at the Nagai Stadium in Osaka, Japan. The British-born Brightman has performed at Olympic games around the world.
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British pop diva Sarah Brightman performs during her "Harem World Tour" concert in Frankfurt on Oct.1, 2004. Brightman has starred in several Broadway shows,including "Phantom of the Opera" and got her start on the stage in London's West End.
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Singer Sarah Brightman performs live in concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre July 2, 2004, in Sydney, Australia.
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From left, Tony Bennett, Sarah Brightman and Quincy Jones at a press conference announcing the nominations for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards at The Apollo Theatre in New York on Jan. 4, 2002.