Sarah Brightman in talks over space trip

Moscow: British singer Sarah Brightman, the world`s bestselling classical vocalist, is in talks with tourism firm Space Adventures to become the world`s eighth space tourist, a Russian official said Wednesday.

"I think that if we do come to a consensus, then theoretically it can happen," said Alexei Krasnov, head of manned space missions at Russian space agency Roscosmos.

Krasnov did not give a timeframe or details. No contracts have been signed yet, he added.

If the deal goes through, Brightman can become the eighth private individual, and the second woman, to make the trip to the International Space Station.

Brightman did not comment.

The previous tourists have paid the average of $30 million for their trips.