Star’s space trip raises £1,19 mln

2013-05-25 00:00

TICKETS for a trip into space with Leonardo DiCaprio have sold for more than £1 million.

A seat beside the Great Gatsby actor on Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space flight attracted the huge bid at amfAR’s (the Foundation for Aids Research) annual gala and auction at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Seats on similar flights — which Branson hopes will begin to launch from New Mexico by the end of 2013 — usually sell for £132 406 (R1,9 million). A pair of tickets on DiCaprio’s shuttle sold for £1,19 million at the auction.

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