A Japanese firm has started accepting reservations for a space wedding. The couple will exchange their vows in zero-gravity while floating 60 miles above Earth. The ceremony will cost around 240 million yen. The ceremony will be performed by the couple using a video link and up to three guests will be invited. The couple will also have live broadcasts of the ceremony from space. This is a novel way to tie the knot.
The bride is a tall, brunette in a classic wedding gown from Houston’s fanciest wedding salon. As she walks down the aisle to a song by David Bowie, she beams with joy. Her groom, who is 402 kilometers away, watches on a video monitor. The bride puts on her wedding ring and blows a kiss to her husband-to-be.
A Russian cosmonaut married an American citizen two months after he returned from space. He had just retired from the cosmonaut corps, but had not yet given up his U.S. citizenship. The ceremony took place in Yaroslavl, a city north of Moscow with traditional Russian church architecture. While many experts predicted that Malenchenko’s career would be over, he went on two more missions to the ISS. While there were many obstacles in the way, he was able to continue his career and marry the woman of his dreams.
While space weddings are not yet offered commercially, there are a few companies that will offer these services for a very affordable price. A space wedding will cost about $125,000 for a 90-minute flight, which is significantly less than the $225k space flight from Virgin Galactic. The company expects that Chinese and Arabian customers will be interested in this service.
When planning a space wedding, there are a number of considerations to be made, including the type of space available and the requirements for decor and lighting. Even a rug or two can make a room feel more inviting, but not all rugs are appropriate for every style of wedding. Another option is to hire a venue in a small space, which is cheaper and offers some unique features that might not be possible in a larger wedding.
During the reception, guests enjoyed Italian and Russian delicacies. One of the most impressive details of the reception was a giant fruit bowl decorated with the shapes of a space shuttle and a space station. A life-size cutout of the groom was also displayed at the reception. Malenchenko is a Russian air force colonel who spent four months aboard the space station Mir in 1994. After that, he returned to Russia to continue his training for his next space mission.
Another fun and unique way to tie the knot in the metaverse is to host the ceremony and reception in a virtual world. Some of the benefits of a space wedding include a unicorn ride to the altar, dancing in Mars, and a sword at the altar.