October 26, 2008
Galactic Suites, the orbital hotel, will be accepting guests starting in 2012.
The price – just $4,000,000 for a three-day stay. The three-bedroom boutique
hotel’s joined-up pod structure will look oddly molecular; each pod room
had to fit inside a rocket to be taken into spaceGalactic Suite began as a hobby
for former aerospace engineer Claramunt, until a space enthusiast decided to
make the science fiction fantasy a reality by fronting most of the $3 billion
needed to build the hotel. And the best part? Go around the world every
80 minutes – while relaxing in the spa room – surrounded by relaxing bubbles.