Russian businessman Vasily Klyukin paid $1.5 million for a chance to fly into space with famous Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
A charity auction was held on May 24th at the Cannes Film Festival to win a ticket for a space flight in a company with the world-known Hollywood actor. The 37-year-old Russian offered the largest amount for the ticket.
DiCaprio and Klyukin will thus fly into space on board a suborbital spaceship built by Virgin Galactic, which plans to become the world's first-ever space travel agent. Before the flight, the actor will have to quit smoking. The date of the flight will be announced later.