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- Posted on Dec 8th 2009 6:04AM by Julian Marszalek
The group issued their plea to the Virgin tycoon after playing at the launch party in the Mojave desert for the latest addition to Virgin Galactic's fleet, SpaceShipTwo. The high profile event was joined by California's governor, Arnold Schwarzeneggar.
The group's Jono Grant explained: "We're big fans of all things space-related and so in terms of dream gigs, this is up there alongside our performance in Rio to one million people.
"We're now hoping to persuade Richard [Branson] to let us DJ on the first Virgin Galactic passenger flight into space."
Virgin Galactic, the latest addition to entrepreneur Branson's ever-expanding empire, allows paying passengers to take a suborbital flight into space. No launch date has been announced but test flights are believed to be starting next year. Both Moby and Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro are believed to have booked tickets for the out-of-this-world experience.