A space travel company is offering couples a unique way to say “I do.” The company, Space Perspective, plans on launching betrothed couples into orbit aboard a carbon-neutral balloon with giant windows for the ultimate view of planet Earth. The six-hour trip, expected to debut in 2024, already has a waitlist that’s light-years long.
Destination weddings have become a popular choice for many couples. They offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, as well as the perfect backdrop for Instagram photos to remember the big day. While some destination weddings have gone viral, a space wedding is truly out of this world.
In 2003, a Russian cosmonaut named Sergei Avdeyevich Malenchenko married a U.S. citizen while he was in orbit on the International Space Station. Though officials tried to stop the nuptials, the couple managed to tie the knot before returning to Earth. And although the event had some repercussions (for example, contracts that cosmonauts sign before their missions have a rule against marrying foreign nationals), it was an extraordinary, and very romantic, way to get hitched.
Now, a space travel company is taking the concept of tying the knot to new heights—literally. According to its website, the American-based company Space Perspective is offering betrothed couples a chance to marry in space aboard its Neptune voyage. The company has designed a large, pressurized capsule that’s capable of seating up to eight passengers and two crew members. The Neptune’s massive windows offer stunning views that are sure to take your wedding pictures to the next level.
The Neptune’s ascent peaks above 99% of the atmosphere at the edge of space, and the views from this quintessential astronaut experience are unmatched. And while a space wedding may sound out of this world, it doesn’t come cheap: The journey is currently priced at $125,000 per seat.
Despite its price tag, the space wedding is still a dream-come-true for some betrothed couples. The company’s website says it has received requests from couples from all over the world. And, with a reservation, you can bring your family and friends along for the ride to celebrate the special occasion.
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This article was originally published on March 28, 2019. It has been updated.
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