Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Russia to Build Orbiting Hotel for Space Tourists


A Russian company on Wednesday announced an ambitious bid to fill the vacuum in the space tourism market by stationing an orbiting hotel in the cosmos.

The Moscow-based Orbital Technologies has sky-high hopes that its planned Commercial Space Station can serve as a tourism hub for well-heeled travelers and offer overspill accommodation for the International Space Station and workspace for science projects.

But it's unlikely to come anytime soon -- the company wants to launch a seven-room station by 2016 but may increase or decrease that capacity based on customer demand. READ MORE

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