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AUGUST 10th, 2003: FIRST MAN MARRIED IN SPACE

wedding in spaceHow has a movie NOT been made about this event yet? On August 10th of 2003 Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, stationed on board the International Space Station, was married in a long-distance ceremony via satellite hookup to Ekaterina Dmitrieva, who was physically at the Johnson Space Center in Texas.

Ekaterina was in a traditional wedding gown as she walked down the aisle to a life-sized cardboard cutout of Yuri adorned with a bow tie. In orbit, Malenchenko was wearing an identical bow tie on his space suit. A fellow ISS member served as Best Man and played the Wedding March on a keyboard. Continue reading

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