Weekends In Orbit Begin 2012
Galactic Suite Ltd. is currently undertaking a revolutionary project that will allow planet Earth's highest-grossing citizens to have a relaxing getaway in a place that's been called the final frontier, space. The Galactic Suite Space Resort is being constructed by architects from Barcelona, Spain, who claim the cost of such an out of this world experience will be about $4.4 million for a three night stay. Those who are able to cough up the funds for the trip will, also, participate in an eight week training program on an exotic island. While staying in the space resort, guests will revolve around the Earth every eighty minutes and see fifteen sunrises a day. The rooms will be shaped like pods and provide an ample area for guests to move around and attach themselves to walls in velcro suits that will be provided to them.
The space tourism industry is slowly blossoming into a noticable attraction for adventurers and thrill seekers. The first site of its type, Spaceport America is currently being built in New Mexico. The purpose of such a creation is to serve as the starting point for these newfound space journeys. Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin brand, will launch people into space from the location for the price of $200,000.
The first pod ready for vacationers will hold 4 guests and 2 astronaut pilots and will float 280 miles above our home planet. Subsequently, many will be on the waiting list a long time due to the fact that there are 43 people who have booked a trip and another 200+ expressing interest. Galactic Suite Ltd. will use Russian rockets for the voyage while Branson's Virgin Galactic will go via alternative spacebound crafts.
The only downside to this story is that the desired time of completion, 2012, is being called into question and has been labeled unrealistic. Funding is also another mystery that is being kept out of the loop to the dislike of many. According to Galactic Suite Ltd. Ceo Xavier Claramunt, a large sum of approximately $3 billion has been provided by an undisclosed donor.
All in all, whether or not this endeavor is completed on schedule, it will certainly be a giant step for mankind, just as it was for those first astronauts that landed on the moon. Space is such an incredible odyssey that the common person in today's world seems to not know about as much as one would hope. This opportunity to at least put regular, albeit filthy rich, individuals in space will do wonders for our understanding of space travel and the galaxy we are a part of. I've already bought my ticket (in my mind of course).
Middz Note: More info on this project at http://www.galacticsuite.com/