Get Married in Space

A wedding is always an important event in any couple’s life. It is not just a time for the couple to share their love and say “I do” but also a chance for them to have an unforgettable day in a beautiful place that gives them a lifetime of Instagram-worthy memories. Destination weddings have become quite popular these days, where the couple gets married surrounded by picturesque landscapes to make their special day even more memorable and enjoyable. But a company wants to take this trend a step forward and allow couples to get hitched looking down at the third rock from the sun!

According to the company known as Space Perspective, they will send couples into orbit on a carbon-neutral balloon fitted with enormous windows so that they can enjoy the ultimate view of planet Earth. The journey will be an exhilarating and celebratory experience for the newlyweds. They will be able to join the very few people who have ever looked down at their home from above and see the planet’s curvature, the blackness of space and the thin blue line of atmosphere that separates the two. The company claims that the experience will be one of the most memorable moments in a person’s life.

The co-founder of the company named Jane Poynter said that the interest in getting married amongst the stars is already light-years ahead of expectations. She added that the waitlist to get married in space will begin by late next year. However, this ethereal experience will come with a hefty price tag as the seats for the space voyage start at $125,000 per person.

Space Perspective was founded by two former Biosphere 2 crew members who are specialists in examining the capacity of closed ecological systems to support human life during long-term space missions. The company has already sold 1,000 tickets for their inaugural flight that is scheduled to occur in 2024.

In 2003, a Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko married his bride Ekaterina Dmitriev by video conference while orbiting at the International Space Station. While it was a pretty cool idea at the time, it did have some serious repercussions as contracts that cosmonauts sign before their space missions include a clause banning them from having wedding ceremonies while in space. Despite this, the idea of getting married in space is definitely not out of the question as the metaverse (an immersive virtual world) may soon make it possible to have a ceremony that exists only in the online world!