In June 2019, talented astronomical tourists will soon reach the International Space Station.
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The International Space Station is known for many things: High altitude, low crime and, of course, a huge high entry price. What has not been known is the food scene. But this may change, with the opening of five dining experiences, including GraviTea, the casual dining room, and Copernicus, a non-world temple of the molecular gastronomy that was the first restaurant in the space designated for a James Beard Award. [1
Day One :
After six hours of flight to the station, guests go on a Friday night. Sit down by a mandatory enforcement on safety – do not touch any buttons! – and you will be welcomed for your relaxing weekend in space. This is the perfect time to explore your pit and practice making weightless backflips. Once you've found your legs in the space, float in the Harmony module, where you'll find a billet that's somewhat bigger than yours – the space is at a premium, intended – but with deluxe fixtures and toiletries, including Le Labo skin care products. It may not be broad, but almost everyone has a sound, so that's something!
Next, make your way to Laika, the retro-futuristic diner kitschy that takes on the classic dehydrated astronaut food. Think of the Tang cocktails and freeze-dried pizzas, in a Jetsons-esque module designed by Norman Foster.
Sleep time falls around 9:30 pm, but if you really want to enjoy your first night aboard, book a private concert from one of the local astronauts (US $ 4575). She will prepare you spashed songs by David Bowie while removing the guitar from a guitar.
Second Day :
Saturday morning is the perfect time to take advantage of station station facilities. Astronauts work within two hours a day to ensure they are still at peak physical condition when they return from an orbit. Your journey may be shorter, but that's not the reason you can not get in the fun. Strap on (literally: you do not want to float away) on an exclusive NasaxPeloton bike and let a hologram of Neil Armstrong guide you to the exercise high of your life. At US $ 600 / session (unlimited weekend for US $ 2000), it's a giant leap for fitnesskind.
The life of life does not have to be zealous! "Living in a spaceship is the most lazy life you can imagine," says Chris Hadfield, who served as a commander station back in 2013. "You're out of balance! You do not have to lift one finger. hold your head. "
And you really do not have to lift one finger – or take an errant space sock – if you spring up for a private astrobutler (an additional US $ 25,000) that will come to your every needs. Jeev3s can make a space-aged Ardbeg whiskey, or a personal astrophysics interview from Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He will also manage your social media presence and update your Instagram, so friends on Earth can stay on your journey.
When "afternoon" is surrounded, you may wonder, What is the meaning of the time when you are floating in space, yet? When you witness the 16 sunrises and sunsets every day? However, there is a space of yoga and chakras arrangements to be offered on Saturdays at 3.
At night, prepare for the Copernicus dinner, where a menu designed by chef Wylie Dufresne (and performed by a team trained in both ElBulli and US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.) Puts "astronomy" in the gastronomy butter. A course may be a very deconstructed vichyssoise – servers will launch globules of pureed potatoes, onions, cream and chicken stocks for you to catch in your mouth. For your stew, try the Wagyu beef prepared sous vide style with gamma radiation. The compressed watermelon salad gets this way thanks to the vacuum forces just outside station stations. The cutlery is made from stone months. For dessert? Of course.
Day Three :
Come Sunday morning, it would be time to take a spacewalk on the wild side. To prepare, you will need to spend an hour getting pure oxygen. While you are at it, take the opportunity to personalize your spacesuit at Swarovski crystals (price available upon request). If you are floating on Earth, you can also glist like the star you are.
And then – oh, wow, it's exciting – while you're in your spacewalk, a tears of cloud tears through most stations, instantly depressing it and possibly killing almost everyone onboard. You've recovered the airlock thanks to the heroic sacrifice of your astroguide, but now your miraculously intact module is floating free. Jeev3s does not answer your text messages, but it's okay. They are probably prorated for delays in services when you get home.
There is a machine in a wall that breaks down the water to become oxygen. Its sound is completely relaxing. Yes. You are calm.
How long have you been here? Your module turns around, showing up in the dark. Sometimes you make your way to the porthole and the planet below is visible. You can not say if it gets closer or farther.
The sun rises and sets, and rises and sets. Breathe in and out. Le Labo skin care and compressed watermelon and Peloton bike are like memories from another life. Is that sound you heard in the whisper of an oxygen machine?
Passing time. The sun sets. The sun sets. The day
Trip planning details :
The International Space Station is about 386km above the Earth's surface. The Kennedy Space Center in Florida is the closest airport; Budget carriers can begin service outside the Vandenberg Air Force Base as soon as possible. Tickets start at US $ 58 million.
The basic station access starts at US $ 35,000, which includes private sleeping quarters, water, internet, bathroom use and, critically, oxygen. But for an additional $ 15,000, you can upgrade to a deluxe package, which includes morning breakfast (freeze-dried eggs Benedict one day, acai bowls with dragonfruit and coconut chips for another), a $ 1000 spa credit and premium oxygen. Other add-ons include an unlimited drink package (US $ 5000) with cocktails made by station robot mixologist. Just watch out for the hangovers! They are more intense in space.