The star’s dreamt of space travel since he was a child
BURBANK, CA – OCTOBER 19: Actor Lance Bass encourages people to love food more and waste it less, by sharing his favorite food as part of the Glad Food Protection #saveitsunday movement at the 23rd Annual Environmental Media Association Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on October 19, 2013 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Glad Food Protection)
He told Business Insider: “Things keep getting delayed and delayed. But eventually in the next five to 10 years, I would say that once we’re really flying to space a lot more that I’ll be able to take that mission.”
The 37-year-old has already undertaken some space training, including taking part in Space Adventures on one of its scheduled Zero-Gravity training flights in 2002, to help realise his childhood dreams. “When I was a kid, my first launch my grandfather took me to when I was probably eight years old and I was just addicted since then,” he explained.
“I went to space camp. I loved everything about it. I wanted to go to school for space engineering, so I could become an astronaut. And then, my life detoured into music for a little bit.”
Hopefully the singer won’t have to wait too long to say Bye, Bye, Bye to planet earth.