In the 1960s, there were serious plans to open a luxury hotel on the moon. Humanity was so close to taking vacations in space, but history shows that

In the 1960s, there were serious plans to open a luxury hotel on the moon. Humanity was so close to taking vacations in space, but history shows that it never happened… until now!

poVoq
14d

I doubt there will be a purpose build orbital hotel any time soon. But maybe there will be some jury rigged SpaceX Starship bodies left in orbit? Another likely option is a private take-over of the ISS at the end of it’s service life, however they would need to find a solution for the apparent structural issue of the central Russian segments.

@samideano
15d

Good read. Funny it doesn’t mention Bigelow though, but then again it went nowhere anyway…

On the topic of health issues on longer space stays, apart from those related to radiation, I thought the lack of gravity was the only culprit. Would a rotating station providing 1g cause any health issues not related to radiation?

poVoq
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4d

The lack of gravity is a mixed bag health wise (with still unknown effects), but a large part of it is only relevant if you plan to return to earth. I wager that we will see rich elderly people go into permanent orbit for actual health benefits of low gravity sometimes within this century.

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