February 21, 2002 09:01 AM

It’s one thing to soar to the top of the pop charts, quite another to zoom into the stratosphere. Yet, according to MirCorp, the Amsterdam-based space travel company, ‘N Sync member Lance Bass, 22, is on the wannabe passenger list for a mission this November that would sending him soaring, literally. In a statement, Bass said he was “completely overwhelmed (but) looking forward to completing this lifelong dream,” the Associated Press reported. Apparently, he attended space camp near Titusville, Fla., when he was 12. He said in the statement Wednesday that he would have to train for the trip for up to six months at Star City, the space training center outside Moscow, before blasting off. And, if he is approved for the trip, his passage would cost even more than the Concorde: $25 million. But don’t worry: there’s a tie-in deal in the making. Independent production company Destiny Productions and agents for Bass told Reuters they are seeking sponsors who would purchase the right to film the teen idol in space — possibly singing some songs — for a TV special with the working title “Celebrity Mission: Lance Bass.” “It is a money deal. You got the money, you get the flight,” Destiny Productions president David Krieff told Reuters. “We are not saying it is an absolute, but it looks very, very good. We are pretty far advanced in talks with some sponsors. We have already raised half the capital necessary to do it.” Bon voyage, Lance.

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