Friday, October 1, 2010

'Space hotel' plan unveiled in Russia

View out of the International Space Station, over the Caspian SeaA Russian company has unveiled an ambitious plan to launch a "cosmic hotel" for wealthy space tourists. ... "Our planned module inside will not remind you of the ISS. A hotel should be comfortable inside, and it will be possible to look at the Earth through large portholes," he told RIA Novosti.

The hotel would be aimed at wealthy individuals and people working for private companies who want to do research in space, Mr Kostenko said.

It would follow the same orbit as the International Space Station.

The first module would have four cabins, designed for up to seven passengers, who would be packed into a space of 20 cubic metres (706 cubic feet).

Mr Kostenko did not reveal the price of staying in the hotel.

However he did say that food would be suited to individual preferences, and that organisers were thinking of employing celebrity chefs to cook the meals before they were sent into space. ...

via BBC News - 'Space hotel' plan unveiled in Russia.

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