Thursday, August 18, 2011

Leisure space travel

Vacationing in space is closer than you think. A trip on the Bloon, a zero-emissions craft designed for commercial near-space flight, flies out of Barcelona for approximately $160,000 USD per person and lets you see Earth from the stratosphere.

And this is what a hotel room in space looks like. The privately owned Commercial Space Station designed with Russian technologies, is planned to include a hotel pod for leisure stays ($165,000 USD for a five-day stay, not to mention $826,000 USD for the voyage to get there).
And soon we'll be able to see real space in 3D and feel like we're walking along with astronauts on alien surfaces, thanks to a 3D camera introduced this week by the ISS, the Erasmus Recording Binocular.

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