Plans to send David Beckham into space seem to be a work of science fiction, according to his reps. There have been reports that the legendary footballer was going to be the first from his sport to go stratospheric but any hopes of this plan coming to fruition have been dashed before he the project got to the launchpad.
The 43-year-old father-of-four is going to be keeping his feet firmly on the ground, despite reports of him being approached by space travel firms.
With travel up into the stars becoming a more realistic opportunity, there were hopes that Becks would leave Earth behind for a whizz around the moon.
He won’t be needing to book into astronaut training any time soon though.
Speaking to Mirror Online, his representatives said that, “it’s not true,” when asked if the former England captain was blasting off into the skies.