Published: 11th March 2015
Soprano Sarah Brightman is looking forward to hitting her highest note yet - she's set to sing a song in space this autumn.
The renowned stage musical star, pictured here in classy black tights , plans the unique trip from Russia on September 1.
Brightman, 54, who was chatting with presenter Carol Vorderman, has been collaborating with Andrew Lloyd Webber, her ex-husband, on the tune.
She is expected to board a Soyuz spaceship and be on the International Space Station (ISS) for 10 days after receiving Star City training outside Moscow.
The space station will moor 420km (260 miles) over the Earth.
Brightman told reporters in London on Tuesday (March 10) that she wanted the song, recorded last week at New York studios, to be ideally suited for space.
Wearing studious dark-rimmed specs and an elegant black dress, she said she wanted a message that is "simple" and "beautiful".
But she added that singing above Earth in microgravity will be "very different" from performing on it.
Brightman said she wants to link with Earth-bound singers or musicians, even children or a choir.
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