14/08/2014 16:51 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Kate Winslet's Unborn Baby To Become Youngest Person In Space

Star in the making! Kate Winslet's unborn baby to become youngest person in space

Kate Winslet's unborn baby is set to become one of the youngest ever people to fly into space.

The 37-year-old actress and husband Ned Rocknroll are expecting their first child together - Kate's third - later this year and Ned's uncle Sir Richard Branson has promised to give the baby a free flight on his Virgin Galactic programme when the child is old enough.

A source told The Sun: ''Richard has told Kate and Ned they can go up any time and the same goes for their new arrival.''

The 'Contagion' star and Ned have already secured a free seat on the first trip into space, which is due to happen on Christmas day this year.

A ticket on the Virgin Galactic flight costs $200,000 and a host of star-gazing celebrities have already purchased seats.