|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Galactic Suite Space Hotel

An Earth-orbitting space hotel planned to open in 2012

< read all 4 reviews

A Quick Tip by tbrophy

  • Mar 6, 2010
Sounds like a blast, I think I'll save up for this instead of retirement
Share  
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Was this helpful?
0
Post a Comment
More Galactic Suite Space Hotel reviews
review by . November 11, 2009
posted in Unique Hotels
Ever dream of traveling into space and orbiting around the Earth in your own hotel suite? Of course, everybody does. Alas, I got distracted from my childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut and going boldly where no person has gone before. But seriously, how cool would it be to spend a weekend in your own personal Star Trek holideck?   The Galactic Suite Space Resort opens for business in 2012 and is already taking reservations. For the low, low price of just $4.4 million this space travel …
Quick Tip by . March 06, 2010
posted in Unique Hotels
Coolest concept for a hotel, ever! Cannot wait to see it come to fruition.
About the reviewer
Thomas Brophy ()
Ranked #405
Member Since: Dec 14, 2008
Last Login: May 29, 2010 06:43 PM UTC
Consider the Source

Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.

You
tbrophy
Your ratings:
rate more to improve this
About this hotel

Wiki

Galactic Suite is a planned private space station intended for use as an orbital hotel. The company behind the project, Galactic Suite Limited of Barcelona, Spain, plans to have the station operational by 2012, and says that investors have come forward to finance the station. Critics, however, have contended that the stated time-frame is unreasonable and no evidence of hardware has been produced.

 

The station began as a hobby for Xavier Claramunt, director of Galactic Suite Limited and former aerospace engineer. Galactic Suite entered development after an unnamed space enthusiast invested US$3 billion to build the space station. An American company with the goal of colonising Mars has invested in the project, and discussions are reportedly ongoing with additional private investors from Japan, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Designs for Galactic Suite call for a central hub with four modules radiating out, providing three bedrooms for six customers at a time. Claramunt says that while it will be a challenge to design a bathroom that works in microgravity, showers may be taken in a spa room with bubbles of floating water. The issue of moving around in space will be solved by having guests wear suits of Velcro and sticking to the module walls, similar to its use in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The station will orbit the Earth once every 80 minutes, providing 15 day-and-night cycles every 24 hours. Claramunt says that construction of the station will...

view wiki

Tags

Hotel, Unique Hotels, Outer Space, Space Tourism, Astronaut, Space Hotel, Space Suits

Details

First to Review
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists