Honeymoons in space ‘will be the norm’

It’s a sure-fire way of getting one up on the neighbours – by taking your honeymoon in space.


It may seem the stuff of science fiction (or an episode of the Jetsons), but the carrier Finn Air believes it will be possible within the next 85 years.


The airline announced the predictions to coincide with its 85th birthday and the launch of its Departure 2093 project, which looks forward to what may be happening in those distant days.


It says that air travel will be so advanced that air transport will be revolutionised and even ordinary planes will travel at up to five times the speed of sound.


Finn Air project designer Kauko Helavuo seemed to be getting a little lost in his thoughts, confidently predicting: “Space travel will start up on a big scale between 2020 and 2040. A 15-hour stay in a space hotel will be obtainable for a sum equivalent to two months average salary.”


The company foresees space travellers being ferried around aircraft in a similar way to cruise ship passengers today.


However, given the longevity of the predictions, it is unlikely that any of us will be around to say “I told you so” if they go the same way as Betamax…


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