Galactic Suite: Space Hotel Opening in 2012
“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.
“There are 40,000 people in the world who could afford to stay at the hotel. Whether they will want to spend money on going into space, we just don’t know.”
These words from Xavier Claramunt, company director for the upcoming three-bedroom space hotel set to launch in 2012. The price for a three-day stay? A cool $4 million.
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.
Aside from the three days in space, guests will also receive “eight weeks of intensive training at a James Bond-style space camp on a tropical island.” Seems like a lot of work for a vacation.
The space hotel will cost an estimated $3 billion to build and can hold up to six people. So if $4 million is too rich for your blood, maybe see if some of your rich buddies want to go halfsies.