Songwriter and super producer, Dallas Austin, is set to embark on a journey that most men have only dream of. That journey being a tourist trip into space.
The producer — who is most notable clients include Michael Jackson, TLC, Boyz II Men, Pink, Monica, Madonna, and Gwen Stefani — revealed in a recent Twitter update that he’s secured a seat aboard one of billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic commercial space shuttles.
“Yes!! Just got my confirmation to travel to space in 2013 thanx to Richard Branson!!” tweeted Austin (@DallasAustin). “I’m gonna see Earth!!”
According to TheBoomBox.com, seats aboard Branson’s spaceliner carry a hefty $200,000 price tag, and so far over 400 passengers have reportedly booked tickets.
Branson’s Virgin Galactic project is still in progress, but according to its official website, once a deposit is paid for a reserved seat, members have “privileged access to all aspects of the project as it progresses.”
“From Astronaut Forums with Sir Richard Branson on his Caribbean island home or his South African game reserve to opportunities to tour Scaled Composites, upon making such arrangements and relevant authorization, to see for real the new vehicles under development,” the website reads. “All our future astronauts, of course, have VIP invitations to media events to mark major milestones.”
Each passenger is referred to as “astronauts.”
For more info, visit VirginGalactic.com.