August 18, 2011

Space Tourism & Travel - Orbiting Hotel for Space Tourists

Five years from now you could be one of the first off-world adventurers / Space tourist / traveller to stay for five days in this orbiting hotel built by Russian company Orbital Technologies. Russia and the U.S. agreed in 2009 on a $51 million price for each Soyuz round trip. However prices bound to be much cheaper since there will be many private space ventures in operation during the next decade or two (so far 9 private sector companies are ready to take off into space), creating a competitive environment for such spectacular vacations that could bring the price down to mere stratospheric levels.

Space Tourism Travel, Orbiting Hotel Picture

Cost of the space tourism / travel for Space tourist to stay in an orbiting hotel: About $1 million

How will a space tourist get there ?

  • Via a Russian Soyuz rocket, taking you about a day to reach the Commercial Space Station 217 miles above the earth.

The Space tourism stay in the Orbiting hotel

  • Once you catch up to the orbiting abode, you’ll settle in with your comrades 
  • Up to six other space tourists (or researchers) will be accomodated
  • An unparalleled adventure, residing in four cabins aboard the space station.
  • You will be traveling at 17,500 miles per hour in low earth orbit
  • You’ll be pampered with all the spacely amenities you can imagine, such as plenty of gourmet foods, a specially designed sealed shower, your choice of a vertical or horizontal bed 
  • Alcohol will not be available
  • The best feature of the Commercial Space Station will be its large portholes, which will probably occupy most of your time as you gaze out into the cosmos and down at the earth below.

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