ISS offered to turn into a hotel for space tourists
CEO of Rocket and Space Corporation "Energia" Vladimir Solntsev shared his thoughts about the future fate of unused Russian module of the International Space Station, and suggested using them as a space hotel.
"ISS we loaded up to 30%. This is a trend nationwide, underutilized. It should be the theme of the Russian segment of the expansion and replacement, we modules on the ISS flying around 20-25 years old, and they went out of the resources and their use in experiments and serious work less and less feasible. Why, for example, it does not translate into any space hotel, relatively speaking. Those modules that we have, adapt to space tourism ", - quotes the words TASS General Director of RSC" Energia ".
Solntsev noted that now are working on the modernization of the spacecraft "Soyuz". So that he could make flights around the Moon, for revision is required to spend another $ 500 million. In its current form the ship to the moon for sure will not reach, but an upgraded version - completely. With this ship, you could invite tourists on board the ISS, but it is necessary to take "Union".