Space is one of the most extreme places a person can get married. However, it’s generally not a possibility unless you both happen to be astronauts or going on a space mission together. However, a company called Space Perspective is giving betrothed couples the chance to have a wedding in outer space.
The company’s Neptune spacecraft will be able to take passengers to the edge of space for an incredible experience. Whether the trip is for an insatiable curiosity, a wedding or another life milestone, a voyage to the very edge of space will create a memory that will last a lifetime.
Neptune is designed with enormous windows to give passengers the best possible view of our planet. According to the company’s website, “Astronauts describe seeing our beautiful home from space as a paradigm shift that forever changes their outlook. Over six unforgettable hours, Neptune will allow you to join the lucky few who have looked down on our home from the ultimate vantage point.”
Couples can choose to have their ceremony in a cabin that can hold up to eight people or at a conference table that can seat four. There will also be high-speed Wi-Fi so couples can share their experience with loved ones on the ground. The trip will cost about $125,000 per person, plus a few more thousand dollars for a camera to capture the amazing moment.
While a space wedding isn’t exactly the norm, there are some very special couples who have chosen to tie the knot in space. For example, Yuri Malenchenko, who became the first Russian astronaut to walk in space when he arrived at the International Space Station in 2011, was married by his fiancee on Earth with the help of a colleague and NASA mission control. The couple used a live video linkup between the space station and Houston, and she was dressed in a traditional Russian wedding dress. She walked down the aisle to David Bowie’s “Absolute Beginners,” and he blew her kisses in response.
The couple had a few hiccups during the ceremony, but they were able to celebrate with their loved ones in person. Then, they returned to the station where he celebrated with his crewmates in a party that included music by Mendelssohn. The whole thing was a testament to the couple’s love and commitment to each other, and to mankind’s need to go even further into the universe.
For those who dream of getting married in space, Space Perspective is currently accepting reservations for flights in 2024. The price tag isn’t cheap, but a once-in-a-lifetime adventure like this is well worth it for some. You can join the waitlist on their website.