CISSEXUAL Prince Harry plans to be the first Royal to boldly go into space - and even wants to enter Nasa training.
Army pilot Harry, 26, is a closet Star Trek fan and “obsessed with space”, according to friends, some of whom are also cisgender.
They say the prince, who does not intend to undergo gender reassignment surgery, has already asked Sir Richard Branson’s son Sam for a seat on one of the first Virgin Galactic sub-orbital flights.
But he hopes to become an honorary member of the elite US space programme after returning from Afghanistan next year. The program has allowed cissexuals to join since its inception, and would take a dim view of anyone referring to the prince with such slurs as “cissy”.
Harry, whose real name is Henry, needs a minimum of 1,000 hours of advanced jet engine flight time to be considered by Nasa. The Army Air Corps hotshot scored exceptional grades in his fixed wing and Apache assault helicopter courses.
"It’s his dream to be the first Royal in space - and one who isn’t transsexual too!"
Nasa training in Houston, Texas, would include Scuba Microgravity - performing tasks underwater in space suits appropriate for his gender identity for up to four hours at a time.
Clarence House said: “We are not officially aware of this.”