Monday, October 4, 2010

Russian space guest house

A Russian firm has announced plans to open a four-room guest house in space by 2016. They say it will offer wealthy space tourists a more comfortable stay than the International Space Station (ISS). Wonder if they serve bacon and eggs.

The target group they are aiming for is wealthy individuals and people working for private companies who want to do research in space.

Guests would be transported to the guest house on a Soyuz shuttle. It is of  the same type used to transport cosmonauts to the ISS.  The first version of the guest house would have four cabins, designed for up to seven passengers, who would be packed into a space of 20 cubic meters (706 cubic feet). It would follow the same orbit as the International Space Station.

With Australia working on space beer and Russia working on space hotels, I would love to see what China and America is working on. It is just a pity I'm not a "wealthy individual". 

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