• Question: can you get married in space? SERIOUS QUESTION :D

    Asked by Hollie to Simon, Julia, Delma, Andrew, Alex on 16 Dec 2015.
    • Photo: Simon Challis

      Simon Challis answered on 16 Dec 2015:

      Hey Hollie!

      So the answer is YES.

      Actually funny coincidence: The hero of yesterdays Soyuz docking which delivered Tim to the station was the Russian Commander: Yuri Malenchenko. He demonstrated his cool astronaut pilot skills yesterday by docking the Soyuz manually after the automatic docking system malfunctioned!

      Well Yuri also has another claim to fame: He is the first person to marry in space. On 10 August 2003 he married Ekaterina Dmitrieva, who was in Texas, while he was 240 miles over New Zealand, on the International Space Station.

      PS Why cant you go into space?