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Voyager Luxury Space Hotel Launches In 2023

The Orbital Assembly Corporation has something for those who can't wait for a hotel room with a really decent view: the Voyager space hotel.

The video mentions Stanley Kubrick's (and Arthur C. Clarke's) vision of what a space hotel would be, but there are other ideas in science fiction. For example, the New Moon Casino Satellite from his 1939 story One Against the Legion:

The New Moon was really new—a glittering creation of modern science and high finance, the proudest triumph of thirtieth century engineering. The heart of it was a vast hexagonal structure of welded metal, ten miles across, that held eighty cubic miles of expensive, air-conditioned space...

The New Moon was designed to be spectacular. A spinning web of steel wires, held rigid by centrifugal force, spread from it across a thousand miles of space. They supported an intricate system of pivoted mirrors of sodium foil and sliding color niters of cellulite. Reflected sunlight was utilized to illuminate the greatest advertising sign ever conceived.

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