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Dallas star Victoria Principal is now an astronaut

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 17th 2007 4:41PM

Richard BransonIf you had asked me what professions Dallas star Victoria Principal would do besides acting, I probably would have said model or talk show host or restaurant owner, or maybe even cosmetics queen, which she actually is. But "astronaut" would have been way down on the list, right after lion tamer and NFL quarterback.

But into space is where Principal is going. She's going to be one of the first civilian astronauts on Virgin Galactic, which will launch in 2008. Now, I'm sure she's not going to be docking with the International Space Station. The space plane will probably go just into space enough to call it a trip into space. But I'm not knocking that at all, that's legit, and I'd love to put a little Star Trek into my life, if I had a gazillion dollars.

And then I'd wake up and go into the shower and realize it was all a dream.

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There is a great book that recently came out about this same subject. "Orbit" by John J. Nance. Loved it!

As for Pricipal...you forgot Porn Actress :)

April 18 2007 at 9:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I agree that what Burt Rutan and Virgin Galactic are doing is very cool. They are providing the means for tourists to go on suborbital spaceflights. The total time in "space" will probably be in the realm of minutes if not seconds and will bear a hefty price tag.

But let's get one thing straight - Victoria Principal is not persuing a profession as an "Astronaut". She is paying to go on a sub-orbital flight. To say she is adding the profession to her resume, is kind of like saying I am a pilot because I have flown on many aircraft.

April 18 2007 at 12:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Nice way to work in a ST *and* a Dallas reference in!

April 17 2007 at 6:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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