Jet setter John Travolta is ready for a flight to the stars after revealing plans to take time out from his movie career to become an astronaut.

The SWORDFISH star already owns three GULFSTREAM jets, a LEARJET and a BOEING, but is keen to expand his horizons and travel in space.

He says, "I'm thrilled about the idea, it's just that it'll take me six months for the training and prepping so I have to make sure I can leave movies to do that."

The 49-year-old recently finished work on his latest film, The Punisher. He flew to the movie's Florida set every day from his Californian home.

08/04/2004 14:50