Russia is offering a “cosmic honeymoon” to a pair of newlyweds who have taken the concept of besting the Jones’s to the absolute nth degree! No lavish nights in romantic Venice or Paris but rather a trip on board the international space station.
What are some details concerning this honeymoon space adventure?
Newly-weds can embrace this one-of-a kind honeymoon experience for a mere $65 million dollars. It’s a steal if you are related to King Tut or others of his ilk. Promising the joys of sex in zero gravity, many are probably more curious about who could actually afford this experience. Are we talking about celebrities, royalty or maybe just the unspeakably rich! Perhaps the answer lies in all three categories (or behind doors number one, two and three, if you prefer those options).
Rob Volmer of Space Adventures, the company that teamed up with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency to offer this spectacular trip said:
“It would bring the mile-high club to new heights. The international space station is as large as a football field. There are plenty of nooks and crannies where a couple could hide. If Jennifer Lopez and her new husband want to get away from it all, we have the perfect solution.”
Sergei Gorbunov, a spokesman for the Russian Aviation and Space Agency stressed the fact that the chosen couple would have to be in good physical condition and prepared to undergo a rigorous 10-month course to train for space travel. They would be blasted aloft aboard the Soyuz spacecraft that was used by two wealthy businessmen, Denis Tito and Mark Shuttleworth, when they decided to become the first tourists in space. (It only set them back $25 million dollars.)
What does this mean to those who can afford to consider sex in space?
Back in 1992, an American married couple spent eight days as cosmonauts on Russia's Salyut space station, but one always slept while the other worked. In his book, Living in Space, the late G. Harry Stine, a NASA technician, wrote about the possibilities of weightless sex. He said:
“It was possible but difficult, and was made easier when a third person assisted by holding one of the others in place.”
It is not known if Russians have carried out research on sex in space. Valery Polyakov, who holds the space endurance record for a 14-month stint on the Mir station made in 1995, denied having space sex with his wife and fellow cosmonaut, Yelena Kondakova.
It’s nice to know that some people don’t kiss and tell, n’est ce pas?
Congratulations to any couple that can afford this! Send us all a postcard, won’t you?