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Sarah Brightman hoping to record track in space

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Apr 24, 2013 | 3:28pm EDT

Singer Sarah Brightman is hoping to record a song in space during her eight-day adventure onboard a Soyuz rocket. The classical star, who was married to Andrew Lloyd Webber, will become the first professional musician to blast off into orbit in 2015, when she joins two other passengers for a trip to the International Space Station and back. And she's also hoping to become the first star to record in space. She tells Spinner.com, "It's an amazing time. It's a very creative time. The whole journey has inspired a lot in my artistic life which I didn't really expect. You always think a journey like that is more technical, but it's exactly the opposite. "Everybody who goes up - engineers, doctors - they're on the space station in what they're trained in doing. Going up in the private sector as a space traveller, what I can do best is sing. That is what I would like to see if I could do in zero gravity. If anybody would like to share in that, I'd love to be able to connect in music if I can." Brightman reveals she has already passed the first set of medical and physical tests and now she faces training in Russia. The I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper singer adds, "I went to Houston (Texas) and did the first set of medicals. Obviously there is physical risk involved. I got through that part. It was almost unprecedented. They told me I am extremely healthy for my age. The second part was going to Russia, where you're tested psychologically. I didn't think I could get through it. Apparently everybody shakes the most before the psychological parts. Your heart is being monitored. You're not aware of the time. But I got through with flying colours." She will train for six months in Russia prior to her 2015 departure.

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