If both of you love stargazing and watching the sky, then what better way to propose to your significant other on your way to the moon?
Starting with March 2022, you can do that, but for a huge price.
Love You To the Moon and Back
A French marriage proposal planner comes with the best idea for you to propose to your lover in a one-week-flight between Earth and Moon. You will fly together over the moon – literally – while listening to Frank Sinatra’s ‘Fly me to the moon’!
It will be just the two of you inside a self-contained and autonomous spacecraft, but for a price of $145 million. The agency stated that this is going to be a crazy marriage proposal:
“Reaching for the moon in the name of love is about to become a reality and will achieve the goal to stage the craziest and most outstanding marriage proposal of the last 13.8 billion years.”
There is one more catch besides the huge price. You can’t surprise your soon-to-be-wife by saying: “Pack your bags, we’re going on a holiday!” Both of you will have to perform 12 weeks of technical and physical training to be ready for your dream holiday. And as you fly over the dark side of the moon, your communication with Earth will be cut off for almost half an hour.
The good news is that the spacecraft will have eight cameras to immortalize the whole event. The lovebirds will take off from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral.
You Can See the Earth ‘Rising’
The French company will add some more goodies to the very expensive journey:
Some good tunes (Richard Strauss’s “Thus spoke Zarathustra, Op.30”) in the helmets of the pair will resound as they will start feeling weightless.
After three days of flying, the spacecraft will arrive in lunar orbit and fly at a distance of 200-300 kilometers from the moon’s surface.
You’ll catch the Earth rising from behind the moon’s craters and then return to Earth in four days.
Of course, the French company has other packages which include more down-to-earth options.
Andre Blair s is the lead editor for Advocator.ca. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Andre specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.