Fly me to the moon: Space Hotel sees 2012 opening

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  1. Nevadamedic

    Nevadamedic Senior Member

    Jul 13, 2007
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    BARCELONA (Reuters) - "Galactic Suite," the first hotel planned in space, expects to open for business in 2012 and would allow guests to travel around the world in 80 minutes.

    Its Barcelona-based architects say the space hotel will be the most expensive in the galaxy, costing $4 million for a three-day stay.

    During that time guests would see the sun rise 15 times a day and use Velcro suits to crawl around their pod rooms by sticking themselves to the walls like Spiderman.

    Company director Xavier Claramunt says the three-bedroom boutique hotel's joined up pod structure, which makes it look like a model of molecules, was dictated by the fact that each pod room had to fit inside a rocket to be taken into space.

    "It's the bathrooms in zero gravity that are the biggest challenge," says Claramunt. "How to accommodate the more intimate activities of the guests is not easy."

    But they may have solved the issue of how to take a shower in weightlessness -- the guests will enter a spa room in which bubbles of water will float around.

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    How cool is this! four million is pretty pricey for a three day stay though. This is pretty wild though. It almost reminds me of parts of the movie The Fifth Element.

    I wonder how long until the price comes down and is affordible? Is this going to be like the Space Station we are building?
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  2. midcan5

    midcan5 liberal / progressive

    Jun 4, 2007
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    John Prine said it best.

    "We are living in the future
    I'll tell you how I know
    I read it in the paper
    Fifteen years ago
    We're all driving rocket ships
    And talking with our minds
    And wearing turquoise jewelry
    And standing in soup lines
    We are standing in soup lines"

    four million? and you need that tax cut, why?

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