Mr. Furst is reaching out to Lady Gaga because, as an artist, she embraces futurism as a large part of her self-created musical universe. In 2013, she announced that she would be the first singer to perform in outer space after accepting a ticket through the commercial spaceflight organization Virgin Galactic. This news first broke during Gaga’s ArtRave presentation at Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York City.
Gaga announced that she would sing in space in 2015 as part of a special event by the entertainment company Zero G Colony. A source close to Gaga at the time told Us Weekly that the singer would complete a month of vocal training in order to perform in the far thinner atmosphere.
While the 2015 performance did not occur, Virgin Galactic continues to make test flights. One source notes that a realistic timeframe for commercial space flights is 5 to 10 years.