NY couple to be first to wed in zero gravity



A New York couple really will be on cloud nine when they marry later this month: they’ll exchange vows in zero gravity.


Noah Fulmor and Erin Finnegan will be floating -- possibly upside down -- as they say "I do" in a specially modified Boeing 727-200 departing Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral on June 20, a statement from Zero Gravity Corporation said.


They will be "the first bride and groom to be married in zero gravity," the company, a provider of commercial weightless flights, said.


"Richard Garriott, the sixth private explorer in history to go to space and the first second-generation US astronaut, will officiate," the company said.


According to the statement, the aircraft’s interior replicates levels of weightlessness found on Mars or the Moon. "It’s an experience unlike any other."


Although the betrothed may have trouble with rings floating away, they’ll at least get out of the extreme setting unscathed.



cloud nine:非正式用法,狂喜狀態。例句:She was on cloud nine after winning the competition.(她贏得比賽後欣喜若狂。)

upside down:副詞,指倒轉地、顛倒地、混亂地。upside-down則為形容詞。

officiate:動詞,主持,行使。例句:A priest officiates at a wedding.(一名教士主持婚禮。)

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