Harry Styles bids £150k for space voyage
The 19-year-old singer has bid £150,000 in the hope of landing a place on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic maiden voyage next year.
Our insider said: “Harry heard about the voyage a while ago but something triggered his interest in the past few weeks.
“He’s got no idea if it’s realistic with it being so close – with his obligations to the band – but he’s willing to move things around to make it happen.”
If successful Harry will join a host of other stars, including pop pal Justin Bieber, 19, above, Brad Pitt and Ashton Kutcher, 35.
Branson, 63, says the space jaunts will start next year but flashing his cash may not be enough for Harry to bag a spot on the six-passenger craft as many signed up a year ago.
Our insider added: “Unfortunately for Harry you need more than money to get a seat at this point as it’s already so late in the game.”
Our source said: “If anyone has the contacts to make it happen it’s Simon. “Harry is happy to fork out the cash for it – he’s loaded. He just needs Simon to help him seal the deal.”
Harry’s bandmates Louis Tomlinson, 21, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, all 20, have not shown any interest in joining Harry in space.. Our insider said: “The rest of the guys aren’t too fussed. It’s a lot of money and they would rather spend it on other things.“ But they’re happy for Harry and hope he gets his dream.”