Dallas Austin Confirms Seat Aboard Space Shuttle
After a long career of taking risks in music, Dallas Austin is preparing to embark on an entirely new adventure. The legendary producer has announced that he will be one of the world's first intergalactic tourists.
The music mogul, who has remixed Michael Jackson tunes and crafted pop hits for Madonna, Pink, TLC and Gwen Stefani, has revealed via Twitter, that he will be a passenger aboard one of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial space shuttles.
"Yes!! Just got my confirmation to travel to space in 2013 thanx to Richard Branson!!" tweeted Austin. "I'm gonna see Earth!!"
The seats aboard Branson's spaceliner carry a hefty $200,000 price tag, and thus far over 400 passengers have reportedly booked tickets.
This space mission is far from Dallas Austin's first brush with danger. The producer was busted for drug possession in the United Arab Emirates in 2006, and was only released due to the support of a U.S. senator.
Austin recently made an appearance in Chris Brown's 'Beautiful People' video, along with T-Pain, Nelly, Timbaland and many other hip-hop and R&B stars. He also appeared on 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' in 2008, where he attempted to produce a song for the show's star Kim Zolciak.