Moscow: British singer Sarah Brightman will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) dressed in a velvet-blue space suit bearing the Union Jack.
The details of the costume of the next space tourist were disclosed by Alexander Yarov, director general of the Kentavr-Nauka company which for the past 40 years has been the main designer of "space" clothes for Russian cosmonauts,
"During a short space flight, Sarah Brightman intends to wear a spacious polo-style shirt, a light suit, a 'Kentavr' space suit intended to minimise the pressure of space load during the flight and a 'Bracelet' elastic belt," Yarov told TASS news agency on Monday.
Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, chief pilot of the Soyuz TMA-18M spaceship, which will take Brightman into space in September, has chosen the colours for the clothes for the space crew.
Volkov decided on the velvet-blue shades for the space clothes which will differ in the emblems of the space crew's national flags only, Yarov said.
"It will be a flag of the United Kingdom for Brightman and a Danish state flag for astronaut of the European Space Agency, Andreas Mogensen," he added.
Sarah Brightman is going to fly into space on September 1. If her space endeavour is successful, she will be the eighth space tourist in history. The singer has already paid $52 million for her space flight. Incidentally, the British singer has announced that she is going to sing on board the ISS to the accompaniment of an orchestra which will perform on Earth.