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Fly me to the moon: space hotel sees 2012 opening

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posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 02:06 PM
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Fly me to the moon: space hotel sees 2012 opening


news.yahoo.com

BARCELONA (Reuters) - "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

Its Barcelona-based architects say the space hotel will be the most expensive in the galaxy, costing $4 million for a three-day stay.
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posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 02:06 PM
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This is a great idea. They have to figure out a few kinks, such as a shower system, they are creating a room that sprays bubbles of hot water around, seeing as a regular shower isn't going to work in zero gravity.

Also interesting to note, an American company interested in colonizing and building on Mars has joined in this venture as well, considering it a stepping stone to their dreams of colonizing mars.

news.yahoo.com
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posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 04:20 PM
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Well, without all the red tape that NASA goes through, they might actually be able to pull it off faster than the ISS. THe only hinder I see so far, is the lack of a commercial space program getting off the ground. I know there's work being done on it, but it's pretty slow going. I think 2012 might be too close of a target date.



posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 11:58 PM
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This seems a bit optimistic to me.

Look at all the problems the shuttle is having currently.

Hell, they haven't even figured out how to get the shuttle back to earth with exploding.

I wish them the best, though.



posted on Aug, 13 2007 @ 12:08 AM
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If this goes through, I won't be one of the first to visit it because of
some conditions:
1) I would not be able to afford it.
2) I would not want to be the one to test it first, with my luck something
will go wrong!



posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 06:35 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
This seems a bit optimistic to me.
Look at all the problems the shuttle is having currently.


I'm thinking this would be put into space by the private sector. Less red tape, and IMO, the private sector is going to be more concerned with safety than NASA is.



posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 07:22 PM
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getting there is a lot closer than u think




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