Cruising Constellations: Sailing the Maiden Voyage of ‘Viking Orion’

Space reporter Samantha Mathewson embarks on the maiden voyage of the cruise ship Viking Orion along with NASA astronaut Anna Fisher, the first mom in space and godmother to the ship. Read her travelogue here.”Vikings were the original long-distance explorers and the first to use the stars and constellations as a way to navigate uncharted territory,” Viking chairman Torstein Hagen¬†said in a statement. “The spirit of exploration is at the heart of everything we do, and so I am especially proud that an astronaut will be honored as godmother to our new ship.” The maiden voyage will sail from Rome to Barcelona June 13 through June 19. Live updates from the Viking Orion will be posted here throughout the trip, so stay tuned!

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