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Ashton Kutcher Returned His Virgin Galactic Ticket to Space

Ashton Kutcher is not going to space. Yet.
The actor and investor told Cheddar Wednesday that he sold his ticket for Virgin Galactic's "next flight" back to the company. 
"When I got married and had kids, my wife encouraged that it was not a smart family decision to be heading into space when we have young children," Kutcher said. 
The actor married fellow "That '70s Show" star Mila Kunis in July 2015, and the couple has two children together.  
Kutcher's announcement comes days after Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson successfully launched into space aboard the VSS Unity, becoming the first rocket company owner to leave Earth aboard his own spacecraft. 
So far, about 600 people have reserved tickets for future space tourism flights offering a few minutes of zero-gravity, according to company filings.
Kutcher was heralded in 2012 as the commercial spaceflight company's 500th customer to sign up for a suborbital trip into outer space when fares peaked at $200,000. Now the price has jumped up to $250,000.
The actor was one of several celebrities reportedly planning to make the trip to the edge of space, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Russell Brand, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber, according to USA Today.
The company has two more test flights planned in the next few months and is now aiming to run 400 commercial space flights per year
"I will not be on the next flight, but at some point, I'm going to space," Kutcher said.
Updated at 8:20 pm ET on July 15, 2021 to add video.
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