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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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New blastoff for Sarah Brightman: flight to space

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.


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