Space Hotel: The Next Step In Personal Space Flight

With all the buzz and excitement about the recent dawn of personal space flight, a Russian firm has this week announced the next step in the story: an orbiting hotel in space. The small capsule detailed was revealed at a conference in Moscow, with a scheduled opening (at 217 miles altitude!) by 2016. Though spartan when it comes to frills, the hotel “will not remind you of the International Space Station,” says Sergei Kostenko, chief executive of its builder Orbital Technologies. “A hotel should be comfortable inside, and it will be possible to look at the Earth through large portholes.” The capsule will be serviced in orbit by the long running and reliable Soyuz launch system, now the only operating passenger carrying space vehicle.


Benjamin Starr

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  1. Smatherayden`says:

    THIS IS THE MOST STUPEDEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD OF…. HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT IN THERE? woulnt a person feel lonely? we go to hotels to mingle with other people, but now you guys want to put us in a pill looking hotel, r u mental??? im talkless!!!!

  2. jeromesays:

    Beautiful. Imagine the silence of space and the peaceful calm. well done good Russian folks

  3. rahulsays:

    Its actually meant for researchers and scientist and people who want to enjoy there honey moon in space , specially those couples in which the man had promised to his wife we ll one day make love in space 😛
    but jokes apart, the concept is nice , but it should not lead to space trafficking.

  4. Robert Kentsays:

    It’s too small! If you’re going to do it, do it right.

    Build one of these instead –

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