Ashton space?
March 20th, 2012
10:43 AM ET

Ashton space?

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, 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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    April 23, 2012 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cindyixtapa

    Why doesn'e he use that money for a good cause to help poor people instead of going for a free ride? what a self centered jerk

    March 25, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. B. Russell

    This seems like a bad episode from "Pigs in Space".

    March 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. beenz

    Is this a one-way type of thing? If so, go for it!

    March 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |

    WOW Freaking awesome!!!! I guess when these celebs go on national TV to ask us regular folks to donate to the less unfortunate and abused animals we should remind them that since 500 of them can spend $200,000 each (thats $100,000,000.00) then they can also spend that to help the world's poor...even help those who were displaced from their homes due to the economic downturn in these here United States of America...good job y'all!!!!

    March 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Apollo-gize

    That's funny- I thought we stopped sending monkeys into space...

    March 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Clete

    Let me see if I understand this. You have a story about Ashton Kutcher taking up space. How is this news?

    March 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. atroy

    So he's going to travel to
    that region between his ears.

    March 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. aj

    Great, it'll be like Galactica where only genetically pure and rich people will get to go to space while the rest of us peasants cut the crops and wallow in horse poo

    March 20, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Samantha

    Okay everybody! Come on, keep the insults and trolling to just nasty. No death wishes please! And Sir Branson needs to rename his plane! The Enterprise is reserved for use for a significant, humankind changing mission-not just a vomit comet jaunt!

    March 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. CN Red

    Oh, that's OK, son. Not everyone can be as perfect as me! As for that butt... I HERE (lol) Richard will kiss it and make it better!

    March 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. @CN Red Troll

    Sorry. my bad shouldn't have been so mean. just my butt is bleeding n i'm in a p!ssy mood.

    March 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. anna

    Please let it be soon and let him stay there!

    March 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. @ CN Red Troll

    Don't you have a hole to go crawl into and die already? Do you "hear" me on that? You're so perfect that you don't make mistakes that's why you are "here" causing trouble.

    March 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • CN Red

      Ladies and gentlemen, this is what is known as b u t t h u r t... Can you say that? B-u-t-t h-u-r-t... Let me HEAR it loud and clear! LOL!

      March 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard Fore

      B U T T H U R T ! Can you 'hear' me on 'here' yelling B U T T H U R T !

      March 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  16. cnnlicksit

    Another privilege that the rich get to enjoy. Sometime in the future humans will conquer death, but only the rich will be able to afford it.

    March 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  17. @Richard Fore

    And you need to shut it 2 cuz u're not winning any points urself today son

    March 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • CN Red

      That's not how you talk to people on HEAR (lol) son! Be more respectful!

      March 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Here is another thought

    @CN Red why don't you put a gun to your head and pull the trigger fa ggit. Did i get my spelling right this time a55hole f ag?

    March 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Guest

    Maybe he just wants to find some older black holes
    (Im talking about Demi Skelator Moore)

    March 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Bella

    ...and stay there!

    March 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Hear is a thought..

    Why don't all you losers above jump on that plane as well.

    March 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Snorlax

    I understand that Rosie O'Donnel is now looking for a gig, maybe she should be included. Might play havoc with payload limitations though.

    March 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  23. CN Red

    Send Old-Man Clooney while they are at it! Martyr the old-timer. He would just LOVE that.
    (I'd just love him dead.)

    March 20, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  24. Stay there

    So a s s ton kutcher is going to space? Please stay there!! And someone please deprive him of all forms of communication with Earth.

    March 20, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  25. CN Red

    Kutcher is a stanky hippy if I've ever seen one. He needs to pull a Challenger. Go with throttle up!

    March 20, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • CN Red

      If you are going to coopt my name, at least post something funny or relevant to the story.

      March 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Brian Rose

    Here's hoping that rocket has faulty o-rings [crosses fingers]

    March 20, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  27. Fritzy

    Here's a thought. The plane is loaded with celebrities. The plane takes off without a hitch. They hit their maximum cruising speed & are in space. There is a massive power failure, and they are adrift in space. A new "Lost in Space" reality show!

    March 20, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  28. Snorlax

    Once he's in space, can we leave him there? Maybe take the Kardashians with him?

    March 20, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  29. Richard Fore

    My daddy observer is a funni guy. I am proud to be his son. He's proud of me too bc I can lick my balls. Now that I know he's my daddy, I will not let him lick them.sick I would like to fly to space, I could lick space balls! 🙂

    March 20, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  30. I agree... are right on!! I can't stop laughing at your comment.

    March 20, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  31. Observer

    Now that's one plane that needs to go down!

    March 20, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • comeon

      after you add a lohan, 4 kardashians, and a orange pregnant troll to the manifest.

      March 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • granny25

      He is such a looser.............scrubby looking dirtbag..........gag!!!

      March 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |

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