Sunday, April 18

Is There a Moon-Posal in Your Future? This French Company Hopes So

You know what they say: “when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.” But ApoteoSurprise Agency is putting a French twist on this romantic sentiment — and they’re hoping you might have enough money to get down on one knee while you’re up in space.

The agency, which already specializes in elaborate proposal plans, is offering couples the chance to fly to the moon for the purpose of getting engaged. According to ApoteoSurprise, participants will have to undergo medical exams and physical assessments, as well as a three-month training course conducted by aerospace experts, before they go into orbit. And then, of course, there’s the hefty price tag.

For the price of a sensible $145 million, you and your beloved will be able to embark on a week-long trip into outer space, originating from the Kennedy Space Center, which includes a three-day flight into the moon’s orbit and a four-day return trip. The ship will reportedly launch to the theme of 2001: A Space Odyssey and halfway through the flight, Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To the Moon” will play to signal the timing of the proposal itself.

The company’s website describes the trip as a time “when love and science unit themselves to stage the most amazing and spectacular marriage proposal of these last 13.8 billion years.”

But if you’re looking to do something totally different yet isolated — which might appeal to the 97% of women who don’t want their engagements to take place in front of a large crowd — you’re going to have to wait a little while longer. The company won’t start offering these packages until 2022. However, if you’re sure that your current partner is your one and only (and assuming you have the immense amounts of cash to spare), you can currently book the package now online.

For the rest of us, viewing the moon and stars from afar will have to do. And hey, at least it’s free.

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