opened, hotel guests would be
able to see the sun rise 15 times per day, and would be able to
travel around the world in just 80 minutes. The company said
200 people are reportedly interested in the multi-million dollar
stay, with 43 clients already signed up.
Each guest will be
able to wear a velcro suit that lets them counter weightlessness in
space by sticking to the wall and rooftops of the craft. Each
space pod has room for four passengers and two trained astronauts, as
they speed around space at 19,000 m.p.h., according to Galactic Suite
Galactic Suite plans on having one pod in orbit
to begin with, but will have additional pods readied if demand
increases. It will take a day and a half to reach the pod, and
visitors will be there for three days.
Space tourism remains a
growing industry, as a select group of billionaires have paid upwards
of $35M for a stay in space aboard the International Space Station
(ISS). For those on a budget, Virgin Galactic will let
passengers to fly into suborbital space for just $200,000 per trip.