UAE-backed Virgin Galactic to stage Lady Gaga gig in space

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By Shane McGinley  www.arabianbusiness.com

Abu Dhabi-backed Virgin Galactic, the space tourism arm of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, is to blast singer Lady Gaga into outer space for a special concert as part of a music festival it is staging in the US in 2015, it was reported.

New York-based singer Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, will board the Virgin Galactic space ship and travel into outer space and sing one track at zero gravity, US Weekly magazine said.

The stunt will be part of Zero G Colony, a three-day hi-tech festival set to take place at Spaceport America in New Mexico and which will be staged approximately six months after the first Virgin Galactic commercial flight, which is due to take place in late 2014.

“She has to do a month of vocal training because of the atmosphere,” a source told US Weekly. More info