Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is planning to shell out almost $1 million for seats aboard the first commercial flight of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo.
The space trip is slated for 2010 and Hamilton is said to be bringing his father Anthony and girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, of the Pussycat Dolls, along for the ride.
Sigourney Weaver will probably be on Hamilton’s flight as the Aliens‘ star had requested a seat aboard the spacecraft back in 2004.
William Shatner, however will not be on the flight. In 2006 television’s Captain Kirk turned down a free seat saying, “I’m interested in man’s march into the unknown but to vomit in space is not my idea of a good time. Neither is a fiery crash with the vomit hovering over me. I do want to go up but I need guarantees I’ll definitely come back.”