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Ashton Kutcher

According to Virgin CEO Sir Richard Branson, the actor has signed up to be the 500th customer of Virgin Galactic, Virgin's space travel programme.

According to The Telegraph, Branson wrote on his blog, "I gave Ashton a quick call to congratulate and welcome him. He is as thrilled as we are at the prospect of being among the first to cross the final frontier (and back!) with us and to experience the magic of space himself."

The company's official website lists tickets for the trip at $200,000. Virgin Galactic was launched in 2005, and will be the first commercial airline offering sub-orbital spaceflights.

Although the date of Ashton's trip has not been announced, he is not the only celebrity making the trip: Russell Brand's now-estranged wife Katy Perry bought a ticket for him.