Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Goddamn Space Tourists

Galactic Suite, the first hotel planned in space, expects to open for business in 2012 and would allow guests to travel around the world in 80 minutes. Its Barcelona-based architects say it will be the most expensive in the galaxy, costing $4 million for a three-day stay.

During that time guests would see the sun rise 15 times a day and use Velcro suits to crawl around their pod rooms by sticking themselves to the walls like Spider-Man. Project director Xavier Claramunt says the three-bedroom boutique hotel's joined up pod structure, which makes it look like a model of molecules, was dictated by the fact that each pod room had to fit inside a rocket to be taken into space.

Galactic Suite began as a hobby for former aerospace engineer Claramunt, until a space enthusiast decided to front most of the $3 billion needed to build the hotel. An US company intent on colonising Mars, which sees Galaxy Suite as a first step, has since come on board, and private investors from Japan, the United States and the United Arab Emirates are in talks.

"We have calculated that there are 40,000 people in the world who could afford to stay at the hotel. Whether they will want to spend money on going into space, we just don't know."

Galactic Suite said the price included not only three nights in space. Guests also get eight weeks of intensive training at a James Bond-style space camp on a tropical island.

Lt. Colonel Creedon, Special Operations Director for UNETIDA, the United Nations body charged with protecting the Earth against Extra-Terrestrial attacks said: "Space is no place for tourists. Can we imagine what would happen if some middle-eastern oil-rich wog makes first-contact with an enemy alien aggressor? Yeah, I don't think I need to spell it out for you."

Source: Yahoo

13 comments:

sith apologist said...

Don't think you'd have to worry about the wogs, they'd be busily adhering to their strict prayer routine :-)

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

If their daft beliefs interfere with the safety of a mission or the results of stringent and important research, then I'd space 'em!

Anonymous said...

Fuck me, there's some fucking idiots on these pages.
Mainly those dropped om the head, if thats what you would call the blob on top!
Still, a chimpanzeeeee with a jacket on is still a fucking idiot.

Former Grunt said...

Agreed. Idiots the lot of them if they risk their lives preparing food or fasting in a zero-g enviornment. Space is no place for religion, space is neutral. It's easier for those of us who believe in the 'real' God. He lives in the clouds and people in space are above him. Out of sight; out of mind.

Civilian Overseer said...

This is fantastic, lets put a giant fricking laser on board to oppress the masses/defend freedom.

sith apologist said...

why overseer, what a fantastic idea! The idea of some kind of space station with a "giant fricking laser" on is just charming, and of course you'll have my support in setting up such a project. For defending freedom, of course.

Civilian Overseer said...

Sithy,, I am most displeased with the Lt.Col's progress. How about you go over there as my emissary to ensure the timely completion of this project. We need to be fully operational!, Choke as many incompetent Officers as needed, remind the rest that I will not be as merciful as you. Start with the Lt.Col

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Hmmm. Are you going to rename it. The "DEATH POD" perhaps.

Civilian Overseer said...

Get with the times Grandpa, the I-Star is more appropriate for this day and age.

Former Grunt said...

The Colonel was never good at naming things. He told me in college he used to get the girls in his class to come up with more practical names for his inventions as his were "unmarketable". Sharp-edged Cardassian-like designs notwithstanding.

Civilian Overseer said...

Damn Me, I'd hate to see girls that where the same class as the Lt.Col. Hideous brutes reeking of Channel.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Hello???!! You made me (and that Greek laddie you knew that played the uillean pipes) introduce me to them all. I seem to recall almost every day you and Dave the White (then Dave the Grey) getting very animate over the fact that there were so many babes in my course. Don't you recall Sandra with the long Red Hair, surely you remember Lorna? Caroline? Antoinette?

Civilian Overseer said...

Thats right, Scott The Greek Piper, Dave the White, formely Dave The Gray and my very good self, Civilian Overseer made Lt.Col the Shy introduce himself to the young wans in his class, unfortunately for him and us they where all out of our league. ;)

Which one created the phallic shaped asmatic pump?