The Russian company will create the first space hotel


17/08/2011

Need a beach vacation and want something more? I’m tired scored the eyeballs resorts that do not turn around?

Then your choice - a space resort. Yesterday we announced plans for a hotel at an altitude of 350 kilometers above the Earth, which can take up to seven guests in four cabins, and will be equipped with large windows so you can enjoy the view.

Even fly there - is an adventure. It will take two days aboard a Soyuz rocket. If you decide on this venture, it will be you a pretty penny: a five-day stay will cost 160 thousand dollars, and shipping - 800,000 dollars. The opening of the hotel called Commercial Space Station, scheduled for 2016, and according to the organizers, it will be "much more comfortable" than the International Space Station, where astronauts staying.

In zero gravity, guests can choose from two types of beds - vertical and horizontal, and compartments for showers will be sealed to prevent water penetration into the non-smoking areas (on board the International Space Station have to be satisfied by washing with a damp sponge, as a full-fledged shower absent).

Tourists will be supervised by an experienced team. The food will be delivered as a finished product from the earth, and heated in a microwave oven. Organizers are planning to abandon the lyophilized (dried) food in tubes and replace them with delicacies such as braised veal with mushrooms, white bean puree, potato soup and plum compote.

Will be available iced tea, mineral water and fruit juices, but alcohol will be strictly prohibited. In the toilets to flush waste air is used rather than water. But the water will dispense sparingly - it will be re-used after cleaning, just like the air to be cleaned of bacteria and odor and come back.

Sergei Kostenko, chief executive of the firm Orbital Technologies, which will develop the hotel, said: "Our module inside does not resemble the International Space Station. Hotel should be comfortable for its inhabitants, who will be able to admire the view of the Earth opening through wide windows."

"The target customers will be rich people and employees of private companies conducting experiments in space."

Tourists can even find a lot of unexpected guests. No, not aliens (although who knows?), And astronauts to the International Space Station in the event of an emergency, which may at the time of the repair work to move to a hotel instead of returning back to Earth.

Original: Dailymail


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