A U.S. citizen and Russian cosmonaut wed each other in space on July 16, 2015. Their ceremony took place on a video link from the International Space Station. The groom, Yuri Malenchenko, was on the International Space Station, while the bride, Ekaterina Dmitriev, was at NASA headquarters in Houston, Texas. The couple exchanged vows and the bride wore a traditional wedding gown. The groom was wearing a bow tie. The wedding was a romantic and emotional event for both the bride and groom.
Malenchenko was preparing for the mission when he and his future wife began a conversation that would lead to their marriage. The two were married July 17 after the Russian Aerospace Agency and Russian officials tried to talk Malenchenko out of the ceremony. The Russian Aerospace Agency tried to persuade the couple to postpone the ceremony, citing Soviet-era rules stating that military officers must get permission before marrying a foreigner. However, the Russians said they would not allow other cosmonauts to perform a space wedding unless they were a civilian.
Despite the long way the average person is from commercial space travel, couples are beginning to dream of a destination wedding in space. One company in Japan called Rocketplane Limited is planning to offer the service on its upcoming rocket plane XP in 2011. The company is committed to making space accessible and convenient for the average person, and they plan to launch state-of-the-art reusable spacecraft to help people train and go to space, and eventually make it possible for the average person to take a trip into outer space.
While the cost of a space wedding is still quite high, it is possible to arrange one on Mars. The Mars chapel is currently under construction, and the company has hired an architect from Earth to design the chapel. The design is kept secret until the venue is ready to unveil it. It will be as beautiful as the destination. What’s more, it won’t require any building permits, so it’s a great option for those who want to get married in outer space.
For an even more unique space wedding experience, you can opt for a trip on a capsule that flies up to 350 feet in the air. This flight offers 360-degree views of Earth. A restroom, bar, and Wi-Fi are all available on board. SpaceX launched its first capsule in June. The journey is scheduled for six hours and can be booked for private family meetings, corporate events, and other celebrations. The couple plans to celebrate their union in a capsule a year after the initial flight.
Although there are many advantages to a space wedding, the price can be prohibitive for some couples. However, a space wedding can be a great way to spend sentimental and money, and it can reflect the unique personality of the couple. If you can afford it, a space wedding is a great way to get started. You can also hire a professional to help you plan the event. A space wedding can be a wonderful way to celebrate your marriage!