Opera singer Sarah Brightman is set to fly to the International Space Station after revealing that she has purchased a seat on a Russian spaceship.
The ex-wife of Andrew Lloyd Webber told reporters in Moscow "this is beyond my wildest dreams. I am more excited about this than I have been about anything I have done to date."
It is not known how much Brightman paid for the trip however, the last tourist to visit space was Cirque du Soleil chief executive Guy Laliberte, who paid $35m for the pleasure.
''This voyage is a product of a dream, my dream. Finally it can be a reality. I am more excited about this than anything I have done in my life to date," she told a news conference in Moscow.
She added that the schedule for her flight would "be determined very shortly by (Russian federal space agency) Roscosmos and the ISS partners."
The package includes 12 days in orbit and will be the ninth so far brokered by U.S. firm Space Adventures and is likely be carried out in 2015.