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This is Either Awesome News…

…or an enormous scam. Deciding which is left as an exercise for the reader.

Claiming a huge injection of funds (like, $3 billion) from an anonymous benefactor, a Barcelona-based company called Galactic Suite, Ltd. is touting their plan to have a functioning space hotel in orbit by 2012. A three-night stay will cost $4.4 million), but that does include an 8-week training course on a tropical island.

The space resort will begin as a single orbiting pod which will hold four guests and two pilots. There will be no staff. Activities will include watching the sun rise 15 times and crawling around the pod in velcro suits.

Why, that sounds delightful.


Posted in News, Space November 10th, 2009 by Chip
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