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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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"Getting away from it all" may be a travel marketing cliché, but the phrase might take on a whole new meaning come 2016. Russian firm Orbital Technologies plans to open the first space hotel in history in five year's time. The space hotel, or "Commercial Space Station," as it's officially called, will float 250 miles above Earth. The hotel can accommodate a maximum of seven people at a time. To check in, tourists will have to undergo special training that can take up to three months, depending on the type of spacecraft they fly to the hotel. The firm says that stays can range from three days to six months. Spending your vacation in space will no doubt inspire travel stories like no other, but what's there to do once you're sealed in up there?




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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:01 AM
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They have the most experience of all of us living in space.

Good on them.

Please don't argue who was in space first, Monkeys and Dogs beat both of you.

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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:04 AM
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i totally agree jenna!



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:13 AM
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Originally posted by JennaDarling
They have the most experience of all of us living in space.

Good on them.

Please don't argue who was in space first, Monkeys and Dogs beat both of you.

edit on 23-8-2011 by JennaDarling because: (no reason given)




hahahah
forgot about that lol
also an animal was the first to die in space
or was it near orbit
gona wiki it now lol



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by davesmart

Originally posted by JennaDarling
They have the most experience of all of us living in space.

Good on them.

Please don't argue who was in space first, Monkeys and Dogs beat both of you.

edit on 23-8-2011 by JennaDarling because: (no reason given)




hahahah
forgot about that lol
also an animal was the first to die in space
or was it near orbit
gona wiki it now lol


It's the best way to stop the pissing contests of who was in space first lol



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:21 AM
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I think they are more advanced than NASA!
Siriusly....or what they admit to.
They are like the Bad News Bears.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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Originally posted by JennaDarling

Originally posted by davesmart

Originally posted by JennaDarling
They have the most experience of all of us living in space.

Good on them.

Please don't argue who was in space first, Monkeys and Dogs beat both of you.

edit on 23-8-2011 by JennaDarling because: (no reason given)




hahahah
forgot about that lol
also an animal was the first to die in space
or was it near orbit
gona wiki it now lol


It's the best way to stop the pissing contests of who was in space first lol



bloody too right
that answer will shut a few people up hahha
imagine their blank expressions wen you say that
then theyl stutter for a second...thinking ...eyes looking up vacant look
sorry to much of a laugh for me
il flag it on that principle
dave



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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Originally posted by RainbeauBleu
I think they are more advanced than NASA!
Siriusly....or what they admit to.
They are like the Bad News Bears.


And lets not forget, they are poorer than the BSA, ESA and NASA


Russia followed by China, India are going to win the commercialising of space.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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pfft 7 people thats it ?

come on russians we sent 3 men to the moon in the 70's


and only 7 people in earth orbit in 2011?


if your safety net only allows for 7 i would suggest calling it a

cosmonaut training center

untill you have a real stable structure for commercial use


don't forget about all that space junk up there that could cause a big accident

www.guardian.co.uk...



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:42 AM
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It's kinda cool to think that even 60 years ago it was considered science fiction to go up into space let alone send people up there. Now, as science fiction predicted, people will have the option to spend a "vacation" orbiting our Earth. Truly crazy times we live in.

Here are a few pics I found for proposed space hotel.







posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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Originally posted by seedofchucky
pfft 7 people thats it ?

come on russians we sent 3 men to the moon in the 70's


and only 7 people in earth orbit in 2011?


if your safety net only allows for 7 i would suggest calling it a

cosmonaut training center

untill you have a real stable structure for commercial use


don't forget about all that space junk up there that could cause a big accident

www.guardian.co.uk...




It is 7 more hotel rooms in space than America has currently.

What we need is a space construction yard. For putting out BIG structures for ships and stations.

These would also not be planetary landers.

Think Enterprise


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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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Maybe they can team up with (Virgin Galactic)....billionaire Richard Branson's space airline...........

www.virgingalactic.com...

Obviously...they must have their own space airlines in the works.....I just wonder if Richard Branson...will now add a hotel.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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brings a whole new meaning to mile-high club. the physics of sex must be weird in space. you and your partner would probably end up becoming human bouncy balls in there.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:53 AM
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You have to remember its a private Russian organization that is putting this thing up there, not the Russian Space program.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by loneranger26
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You have to remember its a private Russian organization that is putting this thing up there, not the Russian Space program.


The new space agency. M.A.F.FI.A



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 11:02 AM
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Originally posted by caladonea
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Maybe they can team up with (Virgin Galactic)....billionaire Richard Branson's space airline...........

www.virgingalactic.com...

Obviously...they must have their own space airlines in the works.....I just wonder if Richard Branson...will now add a hotel.

Before any of that, Virgin Galactic would need a vehicle to get in to orbit. They don't have one yet, heck, they don't even have any plans for such a spacecraft right now.

All virgin galactic has right now is a sub-orbital plane, which is completely useless when it comes to getting in to orbit, and therefore to any space hotels.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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If you have to train then its not a hotel, is it.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by MacAnkka

Originally posted by caladonea
reply to post by antinwo101
 


Maybe they can team up with (Virgin Galactic)....billionaire Richard Branson's space airline...........

www.virgingalactic.com...

Obviously...they must have their own space airlines in the works.....I just wonder if Richard Branson...will now add a hotel.

Before any of that, Virgin Galactic would need a vehicle to get in to orbit. They don't have one yet, heck, they don't even have any plans for such a spacecraft right now.

All virgin galactic has right now is a sub-orbital plane, which is completely useless when it comes to getting in to orbit, and therefore to any space hotels.


Virgin Galactic is nothing more than a thrill seeker joy ride in space.

Nothing more than the rollercoaster crowd pleasers.

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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 11:13 AM
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The Soyuz has a 3 crew capacity and the Progress is an unmanned supply Soyuz, so it appears that 3 or 4 launches would be needed with those crafts unless some other developments occur. Not clear if the 7 capacity includes staff for the hotel or not, but you're going to have to have at least one pilot for every two guests, looks like the pilots will double the kitchen duties, and what not.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 11:57 AM
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Originally posted by JennaDarling

Originally posted by RainbeauBleu
I think they are more advanced than NASA!
Siriusly....or what they admit to.
They are like the Bad News Bears.


And lets not forget, they are poorer than the BSA, ESA and NASA


Russia followed by China, India are going to win the commercialising of space.


Well they are definitely not poorer anymore. Besides the technology has gotten cheaper. The real investment was made in Innovation and Reliability by both US and USSR. I did not see China or India do the same during the cold war days. Sure now that space technology is widely used, they can make it cheaper by making the proven technology under copyrights. Nothing new here.

On the bragging front, I would like to ask a question...'Who was the first to have sex in space?'






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