Jens Kyllönen is Going to Space
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Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by "T".
According to an interview with Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen in Card Player Europe, the Finnish poker pro has paid €160,000 to reserve a seat on Virgin Galactic's space flight. Kyllönen, 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," Kyllönen said.
8 comments for "Jens Kyllönen is Going to Space"
| bullettooth1||8/28/2012 8:21:29 AM GMT|
| lucky him! i wish i had a spare 160,000euro laying about. |
| noonlion||8/28/2012 10:03:10 AM GMT|
| That's awesome.|
I like how he sadi 'after the testing stage'...like anyones going to volunteer for that maiden flight lol
| pochui||8/28/2012 6:52:11 PM GMT|
| he wants a plo session with aliens...probably thinks that they are fish in poker, we'll see if he does well surely sahamies, hansen, blom and the rest will follow. lets think- would i go to space if i had a few millions sitting in my account? no- i better buy myself another car/house etc.- i guess i'm boring|
| Macubaas||8/30/2012 6:00:14 AM GMT|
| Such an interesting and most of all unique way to spend some money |
I mean it's definately not a good investment but is definately a unique chance to go out in space
Plus the ticket is done in just a couple of PLO sessions.
| ayaraled||8/30/2012 8:01:23 AM GMT|
| he has lots of winning this year and nice to travel at space...if you have money like him.....|
| hulkborges||8/31/2012 6:55:05 AM GMT|
| seriously, no more reporting on what he's saying that he's going into space? good trip, it would be interesting to a poker tournament in space, qualifies someone there to pay € 160,000 over the registration of the tournament?|
| Sorin888||8/31/2012 10:06:06 AM GMT|
| Dear BRM members you see a space mission like a nice vacantion.Well is not a walk in the park|
That involve a lot of trainings and risks (if is a tradinional take off with a rocket)maybe with Virgin it will be like an aeroplane flight to higher altitude.Just to kill a boring day
| erru9107||8/31/2012 12:05:58 PM GMT|
| I have always dreamed about going into space! And now when it starts to become a reality, I will be going out there before I die no matter how much it'll cost!|
I think that what he is doing is great and in my opinion this is extremely well spent money! If I had the money, that is what I would do as well!
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