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• Congratulations, Ashton Kutcher! The star is apparently the 500th person to sign up for a trip to space, via the new Virgin Galactic space tourism program, set to launch next year. Or so billionaire owner Richard Branson announced Tuesday. The two-and-a-half hour flights into suborbit (with five full minutes of weightlessness!) will cost $200K, so odds were good that any milestone passenger would be rich/famous.

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