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Space Hotel Will Have Artificial Gravity By 2025

The Gateway Foundations planned space hotel will have the usual bars, futuristic interiors and rooms. But they'll also offer something most of us take for granted - namely, gravity.

Built by the Gateway Foundation, the world’s first space hotel will have gravity, bars, inviting interiors and full-fledged kitchens. They plan to have the station visited by about a 100 tourists per week by 2025.

The designer of the project, Tim Alatorre, wants to make traveling to space commonplace.

Eventually, going to space will just be another option people will pick for their vacation, just like going on a cruise, or going to Disney World,” Alatorre revealed in an interview with Dezeen.

(Via SciPhysics.)

Science fiction fans have long been familiar with this idea, popularized by great writers like Jack Williamson in his 1931 story The Prince of Space:

"The City of Space is in a cylinder," Captain Smith said. "Roughly five thousand feet in diameter, and about that high. it is built largely of meteoric iron which we captured from a meteoric swarm making navigation safe and getting useful metal at the same time. The cylinder whirls constantly, with such speed that the centrifugal force against the sides equals the force of gravity on the earth. The city is built around the inside of the cylinder - so that one can look up and see his neighbor's house, apparently upside down, a mile above his head. We enter through a lock in one end of the cylinder."

A vast disk of dull black metal was now visible a few yards outside the vitrolite panels. A huge metal valve swung open in it, revealing a bright space beyond. The Red Rover moved into the chamber, the mighty valve closed behind her, air hissed in about her, an inner valve was opened, and she slipped into the City of Space.


(The city of space by Jack Williamson)

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