Space Hotel Shoots for the Stars
Galactic Suite Limited, a Barcelona-based company, is ambitiously planning to open the first ever space hotel in orbit around Earth by 2012. The hotel, a pod-like structure with portholes for viewing, will orbit the Earth once every 80 minutes. That’s 15 sunrises per day. The price of a 3-day stay aboard the Galactic Suite will run $4 million. That price includes 8 weeks of space camp training on a tropical island prior to launch. A generous $3 billion investment by a mystery space enthusiast, and further cash injections by investors in the US, Japan, and United Arab Emirates just might bring this seemingly sci-fi adventure to fruition.
Note: The sheer ambition of this project, in such an immediate time-frame, should illicit some degree of skepticism, including the possibility of a hoax.Tweet