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Prince Harry wants to be an astronaut: Report

Britain`s Prince Harry wants to be the first Royal in space and wants to undergo NASA training, according to a media report.



London: Britain`s intrepid Prince Harry wants
to be the first Royal in space and wants to undergo NASA
training, according to a media report.

"It`s his dream to be the first Royal in space," The Sun
quoted a Royal source as saying.

Army pilot Harry, 26, is a Star Trek fan and "obsessed
with space", the report quoted his friends as saying.

They say he has already asked British business magnate Sir
Richard Branson`s son Sam for a seat on one of the first
Virgin Galactic sub-orbital flights.

But he hopes to become an honorary member of the elite US
space programme after returning from Afghanistan next year.

Harry needs a minimum of 1,000 hours of advanced jet
engine flight time to be considered by NASA.

"Harry has already completed his studies of Land and Sea
Surveillance and Oceanology - part of Astro training - and
can`t wait to get into one of NASA`s T38 training jets," the
paper quoted the Royal source as saying.

NASA training in Houston, Texas, would include Scuba
Microgravity - performing tasks underwater in space suits for
up to four hours at a time.

Harry would also endure extreme G-Force in a giant
gyroscope, and spend hours in a pressurised chamber,
simulating space problems such as muscle wastage. The source
said: "He`s been going on about this for months. A lot of
people don`t know Harry`s a Trekkie and has long harboured a
desire to get into space.

"His service with the Army Air Corps has been exemplary,
which puts him in good stead. There`s no chance of him walking
on the Moon, but he wants to train with NASA - and is
determined to get on a Virgin Galactic flight."

Meanwhile, reacting to the report, Clarence House said:
"We are not officially aware of this."

PTI

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