Singer Sarah Brightman set to fly into space

The multi-million selling West End soprano will spend 12 days in orbit

British soprano Sarah Brightman is set to go into space.

The singer will travel on a Russian spaceship and fly to the International Space Station, which is 250 miles above the earth.

Speaking at a press conference in Moscow – via Hollywood Reporter – which you can watch above, the former wife of Andrew Lloyd Webber [pictured right] and original star of The Phantom of the Opera said:

“I am more excited about this than I have been about anything I have done to date. This is beyond my wildest dreams.”

Brightman will be setting off on her mission as part of a three-person crew at some point between 2014 and 2015. The exact timings of the trip will be determined by The Russian Federal Space Agency and other international space station partners.

It is thought that the trip, which will see her in orbit for 12 days, would have cost the star “tens of millions” of dollars. She will embark on six months of mission training after she finishes her 2013 world tour. She will be the first civilian to travel into space since 2009.

Sarah Brightman releases her new album, ‘Dreamchaser’, in January of next year.