commercial space station hotel
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aug 18, 2011

commercial space station hotel

the privately owned ‘commercial space station’ (‘CSS’) designed by orbital technologies is planned to include a hotel pod for leisure stays

the ‘commercial space station’ by russian innovators orbital technologies is planned to be a privately operated multiuse space station orbiting 217 miles above the planet, designed not only for scientific missions but also for use as a space hotel for paying customers. the company reports that the station will be open by 2016, housing in a ‘hotel pod’ up to seven guests across four cabins.

guests arrive at the hotel via a two-day journey aboard a soyuz rocket. onboard, they sleep in vertical or horizontal sleeping bags, utilize air-flushing toilets, and can shower in a fully sealed cubicle, rather than simply sponging down the way that international space station cosmonauts must for the duration of their journey. while alcohol is not permitted onboard, food also takes on a gourmet aspect, as dishes prepared on earth– the example offered by orbital technologies’s chief executive sergei kostenko is a menu of braised veal cheeks with wild mushrooms, white bean puree, potato soup, and plum compote– is reheated in microwave ovens. large portholes on the craft provide ample viewing opportunities.

the ‘commercial space station’ can also be used for scientific missions ranging from three days to six months. reports suggest that the structure may also be used as an emergency escape craft for international space station astronauts in the event of a crisis.

prices for leisure travel are approximated to be 826,000 USD for the voyage and 165,000 USD for a five-day stay.

full exterior render

full interior cutaway view of entertainment pod

view from interior looking down the entertainment pod

view from interior looking down opposite direction

closer view from interior from opposite direction

exterior view of the hotel pod structure

the living compartments feature sleeping space, a bathroom, and microwave, along with large portholes like those viewable through the compartment at right

via daily mail

  • That’s a lot cheaper than the 63 million that the russians are charging to visit the space station.

    bill says:
  • I understand that through the first stages of commercial space travel consumers will have to grin and bear some discomfort. But to design a space station interior to look like an efficient hospital room seems a bit uncreative.

    faf says:
  • Agree with faf! Would look better decked out like Barbarella’s ship interior or perhaps Inara’s shuttle 🙂
    Would probably end up looking like the crew’s quarters on Dark Star or Red Dwarf if I visited though. I think thats enough film references! Can I go next weekend?

    Lombax says:
  • world higest price hotel, but nothing to enjoy except loosing gravity sense and dangerous return flight. what you can see the earth view is same as 3D wide TV. no swimming pool, no dinner show, but online casino is option.

    sung says:
  • I’d prefer Ibiza!

    Dr. Design says:
  • didn’t they thought about having a window to look at the earth.. give them only one window please!
    bad bad bad

    brodba says:
  • that’s really cool and everything but what are you going to do in space for 5 days?

    [url=] Get Your Sunshine On [/url]

    Dana Nichols says:
  • Why they don’t open a luxurious hotel in the middle of a slam in Kenya or in some poor areas in Rwanda?
    Isn’t necessary go so far and to create projects extremely not sustainable to see the real world.

    Jaime says:

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