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Russia to build the first hotel in space

August 21, 2011

This is one hotel that’s truly out of this world.A Russian company has revealed plans for a space hotel – and it will cost you.

The hotel, designed by Orbital Technologies, will accommodate seven guests in four cabins. It will take two days on board a Soyuz rocket in order to reach it.

Before you get too excited, it will cost $942,000 to visit the hotel. A five day stay is expected to be about $157,000, plus the cost of the trip there: $785,000.But for those who can afford it, this will be one unforgettable trip. The company promises amazing views of Earth and comfort not seen in most space accommodation.

“Our planned module inside will not remind you of the International Space Station,” Sergei Kostenko, chief executive of Orbital Technologies said.

“A hotel should be comfortable inside, and it will be possible to look at the Earth through large portholes.”

Due to open by 2016, visitors can choose beds that are either vertical or
horizontal, while showers will be sealed in order to stop water going where it shouldn’t and toilets will use air instead of water to flush away waste. The air will be filtered to remove any smells and bacteria before being pushed back into the cabin.Food will be prepared on Earth and reheated in microwaves. On the menu is braised veal cheeks with mushrooms, white bean puree and plum compote.

Alcohol will not be allowed and tourists will be accompanied by experienced crew.

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