Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…
A Russian company which plans to build the world’s first space hotel has released further details on its ambitious project.
The plan, which would see a hotel placed into orbit some 350 kilometers above the earth, was first unveiled last year by Russian firm Orbital Technologies as a commercial alternative to the International Space Station.
This week, it revealed further details of the design at an aviation industry event in Moscow, suggesting that it will be able to accommodate seven people at a time – with the most incredible views you’re likely to get out of a window…
Orbital Technologies says that the design and development of the space station is underway, and it is expected to launch in 2016.
Just add money!
I’d like to see them succeed, but given the frequency with which ambitious space projects involving the Russians emerge and then disappear, I’m a little skeptical.