Spanish company plans first space hotel

10th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

10 August 2007, BARCELONA (EFE) – Millionaires will be able to book a three-day holiday in the first space hotel from 2012, said a Spanish company on Friday.

10 August 2007

BARCELONA (EFE) – Millionaires will be able to book a three-day holiday in the first space hotel from 2012, said a Spanish company on Friday.

A ticket price of EUR 3 million includes 18 weeks of preparation for space on a tropical island, the flight to space and back and three nights in a hotel 450 kilometres from the earth in space.

The hotel will be able to accommodate 350 guests a year, said Xavier Claramunt who runs Catalan company Galactic Suite Projects.

The company has designed the space resort project with a group of aeronautical engineers in Florida and says it will be taking reservations from next year.

Claramunt estimates around 40,000 people in the world will be rich enough to buy a capsule at the hotel.

The company said it will spend EUR 2 billion on the project, including buying tropical islands for training, building an airspace station, shuttles and building the hotel.

(Copyright EFE with Expatica 2007)

Subject: Spanish news

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