As one of the first people to attempt a passenger journey to space in 2014, Finnish poker pro Jens Kyllonen will make history.
Kyllonen, who built his reputation by playing some of the planet’s biggest online poker tournaments, could reserve his seat for some expensive E160,000. Now that I have the chance to be among the first people I just felt like I wanted to get it done, I’ve been intrigued with space, Inch said.
After his emphatic win at Patrik Antonius, the Texas Holdem star rose to prominence in 2005 as he grew to become only the second Finn to scoop a coveted ETP crown. He also clinched the iPoker poker network ECOOP II tournament series (European Poker Championship of internet Poker) primary event winning $315,000 along the way in June 2008, while using the name ‘Jeans89, also.
A few prominent companies will possibly become a part of the poker star as he boards the flight with a-List celebs Aston Kutcher, Kaira Pitt and Tom Hanks also said to make your way.
The excitement seeker cautioned, however, that as engineers make an effort to fine-tune plans, the exact date for that flight has not yet been confirmed. “Most likely, I’ll go in 2014,” he explained.”
“When asked about any preflight training, Kyllonen clarified, “Prior to the flight, there is a 3-4 day training duration at the spaceport in Boise State Broncos, but there is no requirement other than that. As long as you don’t have any disorders, even though you’re old or maybe in poor health, you should go.
It’s been 50 plus years since man entered space, and Kyllonen seems to be searching for an exciting adventure. What is the news also comes as the first man to build feet around the moon is told by latest tragic news Neil Lance Armstrong died around 25 August 2012. Hopefully his legacy motivates a whole new generation to think straight into space to go along with the acts. Not putting your feet around the real moon. But to the great black abyss, to the soul.