Justin Bieber has already conquered the world, so it’s time to transcend it. That’s right, Bieber’s heading into space! But let us get on with the story before you all make your broad-winked quips about hoping he doesn’t ever come back. Bieber is the latest star to sign up to Virgin boss Richard Branson Virgin Galactic space mission.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Ashton Kutcher have already signed up for the mission, which is costing a mere $250,000, and it looks like Bieber and his manager Scooter Braun will also be coughing up the dough to get on board. There’s a lot of potential for some tragic celebrity deaths coming up isn’t there. Bieber’s participation was involved by Branson, who tweeted: "Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts. Congrats, see you up there!"

The Sun says that there are plenty of other celebs who fancy the plunder too mind, with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie apparently interested in making the trek, while Beyonce and Jay Z want to be the first artists to record a music video in space. Bolshy move. The Virgin spaceship went through its first supersonic, flight in April, managing to break the speed of sound. Virgin want to start taking passengers next year and will go to the edge of space so that passengers can feel weightlessness for several minutes. A statement on Virgin Galactic's website said: "Virgin Galactic aims to make sub-orbital space accessible to anyone with a dream to view the Earth and experience microgravity.

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is going into space!

Justin Bieber
Bieber you fool, you won't need to flap your arms to fly up there