How can Russia be left far behind in the space game? After UK private firm decided to start on space tourism, a Russian company is planning to launch a “cosmic hotel” for opulent space tourists. After all, wouldn’t you want to stay a while after all that travelling right? The firm named Orbital Technologies will put up a four-room guest house in orbit by 2016 to which Guests would be ferried on a Soyuz style shuttle.
These cabins will be 20 cubic meters wide and can house up to seven people. Food server will be as per passenger preferences. Pricing, funding or building details have not been revealed by the Moscow-based firm.
[BBC And Engadget]