MIT Students Win NASA Graduate Design Competition with Luxury Space Hotel
MIT students win NASA Graduate Design Competition with luxury space hotel. Their hotel features deluxe rooms and amazing views of the Earth.
The students won NASA’s recent competition after they designed commercially viable accommodation for low-Earth orbit. The team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology came with the best design.
As soon as Elon Musk breaks into space, this hotel will be possible. He recently announced his plan to send two space tourists around the moon on his SpaceX rocket by 2018.
Let me tell you that there are tons of businesses who try to fly tourists into space, but as soon as any of them succeeds, there will be a luxury hotel in space.
Why they won?
The team at MIT came through the challenge involving creating a habitable module that will be extensible for future use as a MARS transit vehicle.
Called Managed, Reconfigurable, In-space Nodal Assembly or short MARINA has respected NASA’s instructions accordingly. The accommodation it features a luxury hotel as the primary anchor tenant. As a co-anchor tenant that is NASA.
What about the costs?
NASA estimates that the hotel will require around $360 million per year. That represents an significant reduction from the current costs of maintaining and operating the International Space Station.
Hence, with these costs, NASA is looking to save approximately 16 percent of its overall budget, which is around $3 billion per year.
What it is?
MARINA team lead Matthew Moraguez, explained that MARINA’s key engineering innovations include extensions to the IDSS interface.
In addition it allows companies to provide products and services in space to other companies, based on terms determined by the open market,” Moraguez said.
“Same as a yacht, MARINA can provide all essential services, including safe harbor, reliable power, clean water and air, and efficient logistics and maintenance,” said Lordos.
He will enter the MIT aeronautics and astronautics doctoral program this fall.
“This will facilitate design simplicity and savings in construction and operating costs of customer-owned modules.
How much you’ll need to pay?
The inflatable pods have windows facing the Earth offering sweeping views of our beautiful planet with the space in the backdrop.
Seems like 16 guests can accommodate on the space hotel, as well as a staff of four. Finally, bookings would last for two weeks and would initially cost around $5 million per person.
Do you think this project will be possible? So, would you
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