According to an interview with Jens “Jeans89” KyllÃ¶nen in Card Player Europe, the Finnish poker pro has paid Â€160,000 to reserve a seat on Virgin Galactic’s space flight. KyllÃ¶nen, one of the most successful poker players online this year, told the magazine that he’ll probably make the trip in 2014 after the testing stage is complete. He will have to spend three to four days training for the flight at SpacePort America. The space trip will only last for 2 hours.
“I’ve always been fascinated with space and now that I have the opportunity to be within the first people going I just felt like I had to do it,” KyllÃ¶nen said.