March 20th, 2012
10:43 AM ET
Ashton Kutcher has reportedly signed on to make an out-of-this-world trek.
According to a blog post by Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson, the “Two and a Half Men” star is his 500th customer to sign up for space travel aboard his vessel.
Branson wrote Monday that he “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 for himself."
According to MSNBC.com, Kutcher will likely have to cough up about $200,000 to take the ride aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane.
No launch date has been set yet, but the the vessel - also dubbed the VSS Enterprise - will reportedly be ready for test flights later this year.
"Ashton is joining a fast expanding group of true pioneers who are on their way to a life-changing experience and a place in the history books," Branson continued. "It's great to have him on board."
MSNBC also reports that a handful of other A-list stars are said to be considering taking the trip as well, including Katy Perry, Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
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