Well, it looks like Justin Bieber isn’t the ONLY superstar becoming real-life space cadet: Legendary Dutch DJ/Producer Armin van Buuren has just revealed plans to be the first DJ in space! The trance God will, unfortunately, not be on the same flight as the Biebs, but on a mission with 100 other “founder astronauts” through SXC. The official announcement was made on Armin’s official website, reading:
“Space, the big gap, the universe, galaxy, the cosmos. There’s many ways to call it, but getting there still is a privilege. That’s about to change though. Space may seem far away, but it’s getting closer every year. Technology is constantly developing and a project was set up to provide a commercial space line. SXC is the company that’s about to take the next step in space-tourism. And guess what? Armin is invited!
2014 is a year Armin will remember for a long time to go. The number one DJ is one of the 100 ‘Founder Astronauts’ invited for a flight into space. The lucky Founder Astronauts will go through a special program, part of the development of the project. A special training on G-forces and weightlessness is included. Armin:”For every DJ, it’s a dream to travel 3,5 times faster than their own sound! And then that deafening silence at 100 kilometers high. I can’t wait. I guess a 200 BPM heart rate is likely.”
This sounds incredible! Here’s to hoping for a thrilling and safe ride for Armin!