Category: Society / October 10, 2012 4:09 PM EDT
British singer Sarah Brightman said on Wednesday that she has always been destined to travel in space, and manned space flight has inspired her to reach for career successes since childhood. Brightman made the comments in an interview following her announcement that she had bought a ticket aboard a Russian rocket to the International Space Station:
"I'm showing my age now, but I grew up as a child through the 60s, and of course then, with all of the rockets that they were sending up, and obviously the first man on the moon, space was very much in the child's understanding. Apart from the wonderment and suddenly sort of thinking about really the planets and stars and space in general that it (the space program) gave to us....It gave me the courage and the inspiration, just as a human being that I could actually achieve in life, and greater things than I could even imagine,"
The Diva did not however reveal the price tag for her trip, which includes 12 days in orbit. The singer explained that she had already been put through the paces by Russian space trainers and would undergo more intensive training in Russia to prepare for the flight: