London: R&B star Beyonce Knowles and rapper husband Jay-Z could be the first artists to record a music video in space.
   
Music executives have reportedly been discussing the possibility of filming on one of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spaceships, due to launch later this year and the couple are seen as the perfect choice to set a global first, as reported.
   
The video would be shot at the time when the crafts, which seat six people and blast 70,000 feet into the earth's atmosphere, reach a point that allows passengers six minutes of weightlessness.
   
"The label people have been talking about making a music video in space. Beyonce and Jay-Z seemed the obvious option. Everything is being done to make it happen," a source said.
   
Dance artist Moby, 'Star Trek' star William Shatner and 'Alien' actress Sigourney Weaver are also rumoured to have bought tickets for Virgin Galactic.
   
However, one star who won't be going into space is Salma Hayek, who has admitted to buying a ticket but later decided the expedition would be inappropriate because she is a mother.
   
"I reserved my place with the Virgin Galactic expedition. And then I got pregnant. And now I'm a mother. So, I'm not going to go," she said.

(Agencies)