World’s First Space Hotel on Schedule to Open in 2012 (6 pics)


Looks like it will only cost you $4.4 million dollars for a three-night stay at the Galactic Suite Space Resort, which will be located 300 miles above Earth. An 18-week training program on a Caribbean island is also included.

During their stay in orbit, guests will see the sun rise 15 times a day and travel around the world every 80 minutes. They will wear Velcro suits so they can crawl around their pod rooms by sticking themselves to the walls like Spiderman.

Galactic Suite Ltd’s CEO Xavier Claramunt, a former aerospace engineer, said the project will put his company at the forefront of an infant industry with a huge future ahead of it. “It’s very normal to think that your children, possibly within 15 years, could spend a weekend in space,” he told Reuters Television.

The Barcelona-based architect says they are on target to accept their first paying guests in 2012 despite critics questioning the investment and time frame for the multi-billion dollar project. More than 200 people have expressed an interest in traveling to the space hotel and at least 43 people have already reserved.


via msnbc



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