N.Y. couple to wed in zero gravity

June 3, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- A New York couple said they are in the final stages of planning their wedding -- an event that will make them the first to tie the knot in zero gravity.

Noah Fulmore, 31, and Erin Finnegan, 30, who met at a New York University science fiction club meeting in 2000, said their wedding later this month will take place on a Zero Gravity Corp. flight at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

The pair are paying the entire $5,200 per person bill for themselves and a handful of guests.

"We would really prefer to do it in space or on Mars but living in the time that we do, this was the closest we could get to zero gravity," Fulmore said. "We were shocked to discover no one had done it yet."

The 90-minute flight includes 15 drops from 36,000 feet to 24,000 feet, creating up to 30 seconds of zero gravity inside the Boeing 727.

"I never wanted to have a normal wedding," Finnegan said. "I couldn't picture myself walking down an aisle."

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