October 11, 2012
From left, Russian Space agency Head of Department Human Space Flight Programs Aleksei Krasnov, British soprano singer Sarah Brightman, and Space Adventures CEO Eric Anderson pose for photographers after a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 to announce that Brightman will become the first-ever global recording artist to take a spaceflight, teaming up with Space Adventures for a journey to the International Space Station (ISS).
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Sarah Brightman's voice, beloved by audiences and renowned for its three-octave range, rocketed to fame more than two decades ago as the heroine of "The Phantom of the Opera." Now the world's biggest-selling soprano is heading to outer space.