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I have it on good authority that Spandau Ballet will be the first band to perform in space on Virgin Galactic’s Enterprise.
The band will perform outside the Earth’s atmosphere when commercial flights begin on Sir Richard Branson’s new commercial spacecraft, Enterprise, unveiled Tuesday.
Spandau Ballet will have five minutes of weightlessness to perform one of their hits, which will include either ‘I’ll Fly For You’, according to founding member Steve Norman, ‘Gold’ or ‘True’.
Six passengers and two pilots are permitted on board, cameras, microphones and equipment will all be automated and operated from Earth.
Spandau Ballet are currently celebrating a reunion and 30th anniversary with a world tour.
But at Flightglobal we’ve thought of more topically intergalactic performers like David Bowie performing Starman and Space Oddity, or Elton John with his Rocket Man. Babylon Zoo to sing Spaceman or even Sarah Brightman singing I Lost My Heart To A Star Ship Trooper.
If you were one of the passengers on board who would you like to perform for you?