Sergei Malenchenko is a retired cosmonaut who got married in space. The Russian cosmonaut, who had a family in the United States, was a member of the Russian Armed Forces and a civilian administrator at the Cosmonaut Training Center. He had been in the running for a promotion as first deputy head of the CPC, but was denied the position, according to sources in the rocket industry. According to them, the Russian security service denied his promotion because he was planning a space wedding. The position requires access to classified information.
The National Space Centre is one of the most unique locations for a space wedding in the UK. Its exhibits and 360-degree cinematic experience give any couple a multi-dimensional backdrop for their special day. The National Space Centre is two hours outside of London, and includes a 42-meter-high Rocket Tower, which is a perfect setting for a wedding. You can also view stunning imagery and interactive exhibits in its six space-themed galleries.
Malenchenko was in orbit on a manned mission when he proposed to his wife, Ekaterina Dmitrieva, a U.S. citizen of Russian descent. She walked down the aisle in a David Bowie song and posed with a life-sized cardboard cutout of her future husband. The best man played the wedding march on a portable keyboard. Both had the perfect atmosphere for a fairy tale space wedding.
The cost of a space wedding is extremely high. Currently, reservations for a ceremony in space cost 240 million yen ($2.2 million), but there is a Japanese company that can help you plan one. The spacecraft, named the Rocketplane XP, will travel 100 kilometers (62 miles) above Earth. The cost includes a photo album. Guests are allowed to accompany the couple, but the couple will perform most of the ceremony before they board the spacecraft.
If your budget is limited, you may want to consider hiring a professional to help you design and decorate the space. A wedding planner can help you make the most of the space, and will be your main liaison with vendors. They can also visit the space to see how the design fits. You can also have the space customized to your needs, or you can hire a professional to make changes. You’ll never go wrong with a space wedding, as it’s the most unique day of your life.
In the meantime, there are companies offering space weddings in the real world. Chapel of the Flowers is one such company. Their website says they’re currently working with an Earth-bound architect to design the space-themed venue. They expect to have the venue up and running in the next few months. This means you’ll have a chance to celebrate your special day in a space-themed wedding, and who knows, you may even get married in Mars.