August 11, 2003
You may now kiss the cardboard replica of your spouse

Houstonian Ekaterina Dmitriev had her space wedding yesterday, tying the knot with Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko via proxy. There had been a few bumps in the road, with the Russians balking at first, but in the end it was all systems go. They still have to wait until late October, when Malenchenko returns to Earth, to have a honeymoon, and they'll travel to Russia in June for a religious wedding that will be recognized in that country. Best wishes to the bride and groom from all of us here at Off the Kuff.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 11, 2003 to Elsewhere in Houston | TrackBack