By Toyin Owoseje, NCS
In a latest interview with web site Cheddar News, the “Two and a Half Men” actor revealed he had been due to be a part of a flight with billionaire Richard Branson‘s area journey firm — till his different half made him reevaluate the danger.
“When I got married and had kids, my wife basically encouraged that it was not a smart family decision to be heading into space when we have young children, so I ended up selling my ticket back to Virgin Galactic,” Kutcher mentioned.
This week, Virgin Galactic founder Branson, together with group members Sirisha Bandla, Beth Moses and Colin Bennett and pilots Dave Mackay and Michael Masucci, traveled to the sting of area on the SpaceShipTwo, a winged aircraft with a single rocket motor that the corporate has spent almost twenty years creating.
Virgin Galactic plans to conduct only one extra take a look at flight earlier than it begins flying paying clients. So far, greater than 600 individuals have reserved tickets priced at $200,000 to $250,000. The firm is anticipated to reopen ticket gross sales quickly, although at the next value level.
“I was supposed to be on the next flight, but I will not be on the next flight,” Kutcher mentioned.
Although he had a change of coronary heart in regards to the Virgin Galactic flight due to his spouse’s issues, Kutcher insisted that his dream of seeing the galaxy remains to be very a lot alive.
“At some point, I’m going to space,” Kutcher instructed presenter Kristen Scholer.
Branson’s historic lift-off marked solely the fourth take a look at flight of the car that reached the sting of area.
As the British entrepreneur floated round in microgravity, he shared a message utilizing cameras onboard the area aircraft: “To all you kids out there — I was once a child with a dream, looking up to the stars. Now I’m an adult in a spaceship… If we can do this, just imagine what you can do,” he mentioned.
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NCS’s Jackie Wattles contributed reporting.