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World’s first Michelin-starred meal in space will cost a hefty $495K

Forget the freeze-dried space meals and Tang. One of the first luxury-space tourism companies is hosting a meal aboard in the stratosphere that is priced at $495,000 each. Now, they just need to find a group of six to pay for what amounts as historyâs most expensive meal, on Earth or in space.
Forget the freeze-dried space meals and Tang. One of the first luxury-space tourism companies is hosting a meal aboard in the stratosphere that is priced at $495,000 each. Now, they just need to find a group of six to pay for what amounts as historyâs most expensive meal, on Earth or in space.

This meal is out of this world.

Having a Michelin-starred meal in space already would be an astronomical feat — and it comes at a sky-high price.

SpaceVIP, one of the first luxury space-tourism companies, will host an immersive dining experience in space with Michelin-starred Denmark chef Rasmus Munk.

Six explorers “will be making history by enjoying the meal of a lifetime above 99% of Earth’s atmosphere” during a six-hour journey — starting at $495,000 per ticket.

All proceeds from the mission will benefit the Space Prize Foundation, which promotes gender equity in science and technology.

“This is the first in a series of expeditions in partnership with leading artists designed to harness the power of space travel to elevate human consciousness and to promote universal space literacy,” Roman Chiporukha, founder of SpaceVIP, told The Post.

Space Perspective offers the “most safe and accessible” way to travel to space with Spaceship Neptune. Space Perspective
Space Perspective offers the “most safe and accessible” way to travel to space with Spaceship Neptune. Space Perspective
Spaceship Neptune is not a rocket but rather a pressurized capsule propelled gently by a SpaceBalloon. Space Perspective
Spaceship Neptune is not a rocket but rather a pressurized capsule propelled gently by a SpaceBalloon. Space Perspective

The chef will cater his meal aboard Space Perspective’s Spaceship Neptune, the world’s first carbon-neutral spaceship, during a mission set to launch in late 2025 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Spaceship Neptune is not a rocket but rather a pressurized capsule propelled gently by a SpaceBalloon.

“Space Perspective is making the experience of space more accessible than ever before,” Jane Poynter, founder and co-CEO of Space Perspective, said in a statement. “With our unique spaceflights, we are enabling what can be this completely life-changing moment for people – a profound shift in the way we humans view the world and our place within it.”

As they ascend 100,000 feet above sea level, explorers will have access to Wi-Fi on board and can livestream their experience and connect with friends and family on Earth during their flight.

All proceeds from the mission will benefit the Space Prize Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting gender equity in science and technology. Space Perspective
All proceeds from the mission will benefit the Space Prize Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting gender equity in science and technology. Space Perspective
Six explorers “will be making history by enjoying the meal of a lifetime above 99% of Earth’s atmosphere” during a six-hour journey starting at the price of $495,000 per ticket. Space Perspective
Six explorers “will be making history by enjoying the meal of a lifetime above 99% of Earth’s atmosphere” during a six-hour journey starting at the price of $495,000 per ticket. Space Perspective

The travelers will also get to watch the sunrise over the Earth’s curvature in style.

Space Perspective offers the “most safe and accessible” way to travel to space with Spaceship Neptune, the CEO said, through a “completely reimagined spaceflight experience with no training or special gear required.”

SpaceVIP has enlisted chef Rasmus Munk. Jonathan Hedrick
SpaceVIP has enlisted chef Rasmus Munk. Jonathan Hedrick

Chef Rasmus will serve imaginative dishes “inspired by the role of space exploration during the last 60 years of human history, and the impact it has had on our society — both scientifically and philosophically,” according to Chiporukha.

However, Chiporukha said that the food courses have not yet been finalized but will be revealed after the next phase of expedition planning.

Chef Ramsus’ Copenhagen-based restaurant Alchemist has received two Michelin stars since 2020 and is ranked fifth among the world’s top eateries by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Explorers will also watch the sunrise over the Earth’s curvature in style. Space Perspective
Explorers will also watch the sunrise over the Earth’s curvature in style. Space Perspective
SpaceVIP will host an immersive dining experience in space with Michelin-starred Chef Rasmus Munk. Space Perspective
SpaceVIP will host an immersive dining experience in space with Michelin-starred Chef Rasmus Munk. Space Perspective

In fact, Alchemist’s domed main dining room is directly inspired by the “awe” he felt as a child seeing the Earth from space for the first time at the Copenhagen Planetarium, the chef said in a statement.

“Immersiveness is central to holistic cuisine, and my ambition is to blend gastronomy with art and science to create awareness about social and environmental issues. In this experience, I want to highlight food as a common thread in our human existence, and it will be truly meaningful to serve it while gazing down at the Earth’s curvature,” Ramsus said.

French fashion house Ogier will outfit those on the mission with made-to-measure designs using cutting-edge fabric technology developed specifically for the excursion.

The chef will cater his meal aboard Space Perspective’s Spaceship Neptune, the world’s first carbon-neutral spaceship. Space Perspective
The chef will cater his meal aboard Space Perspective’s Spaceship Neptune, the world’s first carbon-neutral spaceship. Space Perspective
The planetarium dome at Alchemist. Space Perspective
The planetarium dome at Alchemist. Space Perspective

“Founders Laurent and Vincent Ogier have a unique understanding and respect for the technological advancements that have been made possible by space travel, particularly as they relate to materials sciences and the development of lightweight, durable and temperature-regulating fabrics,” Chiporukha told The Post of their “innovative approach to clothing design.”

“Embarking on this unprecedented culinary odyssey to the cosmos marks a pivotal moment in human history,” Chiporukha added.