Leonardio DiCaprio is super cool and it only makes sense that he and a fan would go into goddamn motherf-cking space together. I thought this was a joke, but it isn’t, it’s real. THIS IS THE FUTURE. From The Los Angeles Times:
I haven’t won an Oscar. Time to go into space. — Leonardo DiCaprio
No, just kidding. From The actual Los Angeles Times:
A guest at a charity auction at Cannes has paid 1.2 million euros ($1.5 million) for a trip into space with Leonardo DiCaprio.
AmFAR, a nonprofit devoted to AIDS research, held the auction Thursday night at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc as part of its 20th annual Cinema Against AIDS event at the French film festival.
The winning bidder paid to travel into orbit on a Virgin Galactic spaceship in a seat next to DiCaprio’s sometime in 2014.
Virgin Galactic, a commercial spaceflight company owned by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, has accepted more than $70 million in deposits from about 580 individuals who wish to travel to space.
The company is currently accepting bookings for the trips for a deposit of $200,000.
I never thought space travel would be so widely accessible. And if you think about it, it really is. Guarantee you no one in the 1960′s ever thought you would be able to travel into space via a commercial airline company for $200k which is A F-CKING STEAL TO GO TO MOTHERF-CKING SPACE.
Guess we can assume the winning bidder wasn’t Cara Delevinge, AM I RIGHT?