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What Did You Get Your Boyfriend For His Birthday?

Whatever it is, Katy Perry’s present is probably cooler.

For Russell Brand’s 35th birthday, Katy bought him a trip to outer space.  He’ll be on the Virgin Galactic thing that I think I heard about back in middle school for its very first voyage. Here’s the description of Katy’s present from E!:

Brand and the other brave participants will jet more than 365,000 feet straight into the Earth’s atmosphere at a speed three times faster than the speed of sound. Then they can unfasten their seatbelts and float weightlessly for five minutes before shuttling back to Earth.

“There will be 17-inch-diameter windows to look out onto,” a space agent for Virgin Galactic tells E! “Passengers will be able to view Earth around 800 miles in any direction from space.”

But Russell will have to do some prep work before his blastoff, including two to three days of astronaut training. Luckily, he has plenty of time, since the spacecraft is still in testing stages.

And then, when he comes back down to Earth after hanging out in space, he’ll get astronaut wings and they’ll throw him an astronaut party.  Because Russell Brand will be an astronaut. What is happening to the world?

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