Spanish company plans first space hotel
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