In June 2019, NASA announced that astronomically rich tourists would soon be able to visit the International Space Station.
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The International Space Station is known for many things: high altitude, low crime rates and, of course, the exceptionally high price for acceptance. What he was not aware of was his food scene. But this can change with the discovery of five boarding establishments that include GraviTea, the daily wellness café and Copernicus, a landless temple of molecular gastronomy, which is the first restaurant in space to be named James Beard. 1
Day One :
After six hours of flight to the station, visitors arrive on Friday night. Sit through the mandatory safety demonstration – do not touch any buttons! – and you will be greeted on board for your relaxing weekend in space. This is the perfect time to explore your digs and practice weightless humpbacks. Once you've found your cosmic legs, swim to the Harmony Module, where you'll be seated in a closet that's a bit bigger than you – the place is a premium game, but with luxury bodies and toiletries, including Le Labo products for skin care. It may not be spacious but mostly soundproofed, so it's something!
Then go to Chamomile, a twisty-retro-futuristic dinner with exalted classic dehydrated food. Think about Tang cocktails and freeze pizza in the Jetsons-esque module designed by Norman Foster.
Late weather is about 9:30, but if you really want to enjoy your first night on board, book a private concert from one of the local astronauts ($ 4575). He will make you a serenade with David Bowie's songs as he plays the guitar.
Day Two :
Saturday morning is the perfect time to take advantage of the gym at the train station. Astronauts work two hours a day to make sure they are still in peak physical shape when they return from orbit. Your trip may be shorter, but that's no reason not to have fun. Hang (literally: do not want to move away) to the exclusive NasaxPeloton bicycle and leave Neil Armstrong's hologram to direct you to the high workout of your life. At US $ 600 / session (unlimited weekend for $ 2000), this is a giant leap for fitness.
Cosmic life must not be tense, though! "The life of a spaceship is the most lazy existence you can imagine," says Chris Hadfield, who serves as commander of the station in 2013. "You are weightless! You do not have to lift a finger, and you really will not you need to raise your finger – or take out a fake cosmic stocking – if you go out for a private astrobucker (extra $ 25,000) to take care of your every need Jeev3s can organize a tasting of a spicy mature Ardbeg whiskey or a personal astrophysical lecture by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who will also manage and your presence in the social media and will update your Instagram so that Earth's friends can handle your journey.
While "afternoon" rolls, you may wonder what the meaning of the time is When you see 16 sunrises and sunsets every day, any Saturday at 3 o'clock is a rethink of yoga and chakra
In the evening get ready for dinner in Copernicus, where a menu designed by a chef Wiley Duffresen (and executed by a team that trained both in ElBuli and the United States). The Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, puts "astronomy" into molecular gastronomy. One course can be very deconstructed – the servers will run globes of mashed potatoes, leeks, cream and chicken broth to catch in your mouth. For your appetizer, try the Wagyu beef prepared in the gamma-ray style. The pressed watermelon salad is made of this way thanks to the vacuum forces that lie outside the walls of the station. The dishes are made of lunar stones. For dessert? The natural reef of the Mars Bar, of course.
Day Three :
Come on Sunday morning, it's time to fly on the wild side. To prepare, you will have to spend an hour in pure oxygen. While on it, use the opportunity to customize your Swarovski crystal suit (the price is available on request). If you're going to be over the Earth, you can shine like the star you are.
And then – oh, wow, that's exciting – while you're out on your space shutter, a cloud of debris breaks out most of the station, instantly lowers it and probably kills almost everyone on board. You can go back through the lock, thanks to the heroic sacrifice of your astroguide, but now your miracle module is free. Jeev3s does not respond to your text messages, but that's fine. They will probably offer service interruptions when you get home.
There is one machine in one of the walls that breaks water into breathing oxygen. The buzzing is quite reassuring. Yes. You're calm.
How long are you here? Your module rotates spiraling in the dark. Sometimes you reach the porthole and the planet rises below. You can not tell if it's getting closer or closer.
The sun rises and rises and rises and goes down. You breathe in and breathe. The skin care of Le Labo and the compressed watermelon and Peloton feel like memories of a different life. Was that the voice you heard in the whisper of the oxygen machine?
Time passes. The sun sets. The sun sets. The Sun
The International Space Station is about 386 km above the surface of the Earth. Florida's Kennedy Space Center is the closest airport; The Budget Bureau may soon begin to leave the Vadenberg Air Base. Tickets start at $ 58 million.
The main accommodation at the station starts at $ 35,000, which includes private bedrooms, water, internet, use of toilets and, critically, oxygen. But for an additional $ 15,000, you can upgrade to a deluxe package that includes breakfast (frozen Benedict eggs one day, Akai with dragonfruits and coconut chips for another), US $ 1000 credit. Other supplements include an unlimited beverage package ($ 5,000) with cocktails made by the robot on the station. Just watch out for these hangovers! They are more intense in space.