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NOT 'N SYNC

Good thing Lance Bass has that music career to fall back on: The 'N Syncer's dream of becoming the world's youngest space cadet won't be coming true anytime soon. The Russian Space Agency has asked Bass to leave the cosmonaut training program after the 23-year-old failed to come up with the $20 million fee. The pop superstar had hoped to fly to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on Oct. 28. "After failing to fulfill the conditions of his contract, Lance Bass has been told that his training at the Cosmonaut Training Center has ended and that his flight to the ISS is impossible," spokesman Sergei Gorbunov tells Reuters. "We are preparing to send a cargo container to the ISS instead of a third crew member." Bass is now at Star City training center outside Moscow "gathering his stuff and preparing to leave."

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Good thing Lance Bass has that music career to fall back on: The 'N Syncer's dream of becoming the world's youngest space cadet won't be coming true anytime soon. The Russian Space Agency has asked Bass to leave the cosmonaut training program after the 23-year-old failed to come up with the $20 million fee. The pop superstar had hoped to fly to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on Oct. 28. "After failing to fulfill the conditions of his contract, Lance Bass has been told that his training at the Cosmonaut Training Center has ended and that his flight to the ISS is impossible," spokesman Sergei Gorbunov tells Reuters. "We are preparing to send a cargo container to the ISS instead of a third crew member." Bass is now at Star City training center outside Moscow "gathering his stuff and preparing to leave."