The world’s favorite firework, singer Katy Perry used to be married to Russell Brand. Shortly before their marriage, she bought Brand a $200,000 ticket into space, as a gift for his 35th birthday.
The launch of the first commercial flight into space has been pushed back several times, most notably when one of the Virgin Galactic ships crashed in October, 2014. It’s now estimated that the first trip into space will be sometime in 2016. Katy and Brand married in 2010 and divorced in 2012. Brand’s wait to redeem his gift has lasted longer than his marriage.