Singer Sarah Brightman Preparing For Space Station Visit

January 16, 2015 12:13 AM

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan 15 (Reuters) - British singer Sarah Brightman is expected to blast off in October for a 10-day stay on the International Space Station, NASA said on Thursday.

The famed soprano, who starred in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" will pay about $52 million for a round-trip ride aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule, said U.S.-based Space Adventures, a privately owned firm that is arranging the trip.

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