In 2006, the first space wedding took place when Ekaterina Dmitrieva, a U.S. citizen of Russian descent, married cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko via satellite video link. She was at NASA headquarters in Houston, and Yuri was in orbit on the International Space Station. The couple exchanged vows while the couple was in zero gravity. Malenchenko wore a bow tie to mark the special occasion. Although only one half of the couple was in orbit, the effect of the “wedding in space” was felt years later, even by the couple.
Although space weddings are not yet available to the public in the United States, the idea is gaining popularity. In 2001, American billionaire Dennis Tito paid the Russian Space Agency $20 million to arrange a wedding in orbit. Now, many couples have a dream of getting married in outer space. But before they can become a reality, they have to meet all the legal requirements. If you’d like to get married in space, make sure to check out the requirements before booking.
While the United States may not have a law prohibiting space weddings, space tourism has skyrocketed. The Russian Space Agency recently received a 20-million-dollar contract from an American millionaire to host a wedding in orbit. This is the first public space wedding in history. It’s possible that a future astronaut will marry in space. In that case, it’s a matter of time until the government makes it possible for a space wedding.
The costs of a space wedding may be out of reach of most couples. However, the cost of space travel is on the rise. It could cost up to $125,000 per person, so you may want to consider a space wedding if you can’t afford to buy a house in the country. Nevertheless, it’s worth considering if you can pay for it. After all, you can’t get married in outer space if you can’t afford it.
The wedding was performed on a space balloon. The couple chose the music, and the groom chose the location. The ceremony was attended by many people, including the two cosmonauts. There was no formal ceremony, but a video link was used to exchange vows. The astronauts’ first kiss was in a red space capsule, but the ceremony was carried out on a floating platform. This was a unique and memorable experience.
In 2006, a Japanese firm began accepting reservations for space wedding ceremonies. The two-person ceremony is expected to cost 240 million yen. The couples will be shot 60 miles into space and exchange their vows in zero gravity. Currently, there are no cosmonauts on the ISS, but the couple is still planning their dream space wedding. The price is a major concern – a trip to space is likely to cost $125,000.