romance has been getting a bad rap lately, thanks to an astronaut love triangle that
has generated enough data
traffic to draw the attention of extraterrestrials if they
Cashman and her intended, airline pilot Mitch Walling, have made reservations to take their vows in the back seats of Rocketplane Kistler's suborbital spaceship - a yet-to-be-built rocket-jet hybrid plane that is currently slated to enter service in the 2008-2009 time frame. The other spots in the four-seat cabin will be taken up by the pilot (front left seat) and the minister (front right).
for the ceremony are an odd mix of traditional Valentine
is definitely in charge of the arrangements:
And what a ride it would be: At a peak altitude above 62 miles (100 kilometers), the couple should be able to see the black sky of space spreading over a curving Earth. The roller-coaster rise to weightlessness, and the acceleration experienced on the way down, would put any relationship to the test.
is dealing with all the traditional worries surrounding a wedding - for
example, finding the right gown for zero-G.
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