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BARCELONA (Reuters) – A company behind plans to open the first hotel in space says it is on target to accept its first paying guests in 2012 despite critics questioning the investment and time frame for the multi-billion dollar project.
The Barcelona-based architects of The Galactic Suite Space Resort say it will cost 3 million euro (2.7 million pounds) for a three-night stay at the hotel, with this price including an eight-week training course on a tropical island.
During their stay, guests would see the sun rise 15 times a day and travel around the world every 80 minutes. They would wear velcro suits so they can crawl around their pod rooms by sticking themselves to the walls like Spiderman.
Galactic Suite Ltd's CEO Xavier Claramunt, a former aerospace engineer, said the project will put his company (www.galacticsuite.com... ) at the forefront of an infant industry with a huge future ahead of it, and forecast space travel will become common in the future.
I'm wondering what will be on the menu...and gawd help me if I have something else to add to my bucket list...getting drunk in space...
Originally posted by shade454
Am I the only one who can't grasp how they're going to have it up and running by 2012?