New Yorkers Noah Fulmor and Erin Finnegan will be the first couple to have a weightless wedding while floating in microgravity on a modified Boeing 747 by the Zero Gravity Corp.
The Fulmor and Finnegan wedding is set to take place on June 20, and will fulfill the dreams of a couple who describe themselves as lifelong space fans. Their chapel in the sky will depart from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and will make about fifteen parabolic arcs, each one allowing the couple and their guests an opportunity to levitate in weightlessness for up to 30 seconds at a time or about seven minutes of total reduced gravity – just as astronauts experience while flying in space.
Space tourist Richard Garriott, who flew to the International Space Station last year through a deal brokered by the company Space Adventures, will officiate the ceremony.
Price for a one of a kind wedding? The couple paid $5,400 per person for themselves and 10 guests.
“Noah and I are throwing a lot of money at our crazy wedding because private space travel is a cause we really believe in,” Finnegan wrote. “We really think the future is space, and that private citizens ought to be able to travel there. We want to promote space travel as a positive thing.”