The Killers ditch plans to fly into space

The Killers guitarist Dave Keuning has revealed the band has ditched plans to be on the first Virgin Galactic space flight because they have safety concerns

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The Killers have ditched their plans to travel to space because they're worried about dying.

The four members of the American rock band all had confirmed seats on the first Virgin Galactic commercial space flight but now guitarist Dave Keuning has revealed they have now decided to change their plans because they've got "nervous" about how safe the voyage is.

In an interview with Little Village Magazine, Keuning shared: "It's something I'm still interested in, but Virgin has kept pushing that date back. They said it was going to be 2010, and then '11, and then '12, and they still haven't done it. It's actually made me a bit nervous about being on the first one. Whenever it happens, I'll probably let other people do it first for a few years because I don't want to be the one who blows up."

Keuning, 40, admits it is still his dream to travel into space and he hopes that one day there will be a hotel on Mars which he can stay at.

However, the 'Mr. Brightside' hitmaker doesn't think he will live to see the day it happens.

Keuning - who is joined in The Killers by Brandon Flowers, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. - said: "It's definitely a dream of mine to go to space. It's unfortunate how slow the space program is moving. That's my biggest reason for wanting to live a long life, to see what happens. Will we get to Mars? Will there be a hotel on the moon someday? I don't know. Stuff like this fascinates me.

"It's moving really slow when you think about how long ago we were on the moon landing and what we've done since. I don't know if we'll ever come close to what you see in movies."

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