In “people with too much money and time on their hands” news:
Apparently multi-millionaire Robert Bigelow is investing $500 million of spare change in a project that hopes to see the first inflatable motel in space. Yup, I’m not kidding here, this is a real story folks.
A 1/3 scale model called Genesis I was launched atop a Russian rocket in July and has been successfully orbiting the earth ever since.
Robert Bigelow said the second full-size version is being created right now and is scheduled to be in orbit within 5 years, seeing it’s first paying customers in the next decade.
The cost to take a week long trip to Bigelow’s inflatable space motel? A mere $8 million a head.
I’ve got to admit, even though I think this is ridiculous, there is part of me thinking that it’s actually pretty damn cool too, lol.
Read the story @ Sun-Sentinel