Morgan Freeman Heading For Space

Hollywood star MORGAN FREEMAN has signed up as a passenger on the world's first commercial space shuttle voyage.

The SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION actor has paid $216,000 (GBP120,000) to be among the eight passengers on the Virgin Galactic spaceship when it launches in 2008.

A Virgin Galactic spokesperson says, "We're delighted Morgan is coming onboard. He will be joining a host of stars keen to come on the ultimate thrill ride with permission to fly around the Earth on the first ever space package trip."

The 68-year-old will be joined by SIGOURNEY WEAVER, PARIS HILTON, WILLIAM SHATNER and VICTORIA PRINCIPAL and 30,000 other wannabe astronauts on the tourism program.


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