Would you pay $400,000 for a hotel room in space?
Las Vegas businessman Robert Bigelow is betting on it
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 (8:53 a.m.)
Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls, via Getty Images
We've heard of steep room rates, but this is ridiculous.
Las Vegas entrepreneur Robert Bigelow this month received a $17.8 million contract from NASA to create a prototype of a space hotel room. Bigelow, who's investing $500 million of his own money in this venture, dreams of a future where tourists will take round-trip flights to space stations, where they will stay for 60 days ... for $26.3 million per customer.
We love our dreamers big, and right now, this is about as big as it gets.