If you’re thinking about marrying your love one day, it might be a good idea to think outside the box. After all, the most unconventional weddings are always the most memorable. And if you really want to make your special day stand out, you can’t go wrong with a space wedding.
A company called Space Perspective is now offering couples the chance to get married in outer space. Though this may not be quite as nerve-wracking as a real space mission, it’s still an incredible experience that you will surely never forget. And the best part is, you don’t even have to be an astronaut to do it!
The company offers to take you into orbit in a carbon-neutral balloon called the Neptune. It will carry you up to 100,000 feet, which is high enough to see the curvature of the Earth and its total blackness. And the balloon is equipped with giant windows that will give you a breathtaking view of our home planet.
According to the official website of the Neptune, you will get “the quintessential astronaut experience” during your six-hour trip in space. The company says that the flight will be “exhilarating and celebratory, with moments for quiet contemplation. Astronauts describe the impact of seeing Earth from space as a paradigm shift that changes their outlook forever.”
You will also get a chance to see your new husband or wife from above and say “I do” with a view you’ll never forget. And to top it all off, the company will provide you with a certificate that you can hang on your wall and prove that your wedding was truly out of this world.
In 2006, Yuri Malenchenko became the second-longest-serving cosmonaut in history when he tied the knot while on board the International Space Station (ISS). During that time, the couple were able to communicate with their families using video cameras and phone calls. Despite being worried about what their superiors would think, the couple held the ceremony anyway. Yuri wore his space suit, and Ekaterina was wearing a white dress with blue and gold accents. She wore a gold-plated ring with precious stones set in the shape of planets and stars.
However, the event left a mark – and not just on the Russian cosmonaut’s career. Immediately after it, contracts that cosmonauts sign before their space missions were revised to forbid them from having wedding ceremonies in orbit.
If you are planning on getting married in a raw space, then you should know that it takes a lot of work to make things run smoothly. You will have to plan all of the logistics, and you’ll probably need some help from family and friends. And if delegating isn’t your strong suit, then this type of wedding may be too much for you to handle.
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