Leonardo Dicaprio is heading for space and a ticket next to him has reportedly sold for a whopping $1.5 million. The Great Gatsby star will be boarding Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic flight, and while similar flights usually cost £132,406, a pair of tickets on Leonardo Dicaprio's space shuttle has sold for the incredible sum at an auction. It's thought that the trips to space will start running from New Mexico by the end of 2013 but no official word has been given as to when Leo will be taking off although it was said that the winning bidder would be one of the first 1,000 people to head into space. The event, which was held at the five-star Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, near Cannes saw 37-year-old Vasily Klyukin, win the bid and he will have to spend three days training with Leo before their flight. According to The Independent, he apparently told press that he's always wanted to go into space: "I want to be a bit daring. I will have to give up smoking now for sure!" Sharon Stone, who hosted the auction, also revealed that other tickets were available on the flight and they also fetched a hefty sum.