Russia is Building a Hotel in Space
Well! Rich and famous people look for the most exotic places to spend their vacations. Recently Orbital Technologies which is a Russian company has announced plans to make one of the most exotic hotel ever; their idea to create a space hotel for commercial use is both metaphorically and literally out of this world.
The Space Hotel:
The guests will be able to relax in zero-gravity and can pass the time by watching TV or surfing the web or sleeping both horizontally and vertically and there will be no flowing water which means washing will be done using wet wipes and even the toilets will carry waste via flowing air.
Space Hotel Features
Waste water and air will all be filtered and recycled in the satellite and then reused by the occupants of the hotel. Food will be prepared on Earth and freeze-dried before being sent up to the hotel, another drawback (for most customers) is the prohibition of the consumption of alcohol in the hotel.
Vacation has only one standard package costing close to a million dollars; this package consists of a 5 day stay in the Commercial Space Station and the two day trip to and from the Space Station via a Soyuz rocket.
The development of the hotel, according to Orbital Technologies, is underway and it will be ready for launch by 2016.