July 12, 2001 9:28 PM   Subscribe

Lunatic : A hotel and resort destination on the Moon. Check out the Interior Design. You will be able to skydive inside the tower!!

Do you think civilian flights to space will start by 2010 ? I sure hope so. I can't wait to see this planet from the outside with my own eyes.
posted by sikander (7 comments total)
I wish we were working on a permanent moon colony instead of the ISS.
posted by GriffX at 9:44 PM on July 12, 2001

Let's just find a way to get rid of Bob Saget, then work backwards, huh? You ask so much of science.
posted by dong_resin at 10:37 PM on July 12, 2001

"daredevils sleeping outside in the vacuum in there suites"

never trust a lunar hotel that can't spell "their" correctly. And is it "suits" or "suites"?

Are they outside, or in their suites? I just don't get it.

I realize this is a European site, but it kind of looks fake. Am I missing something?

why yes I am terminally confused

your pal

posted by Kafkaesque at 11:29 PM on July 12, 2001

It's a hotel far from fresh supplies and good help. The service will be bad and the food will be awful. They will play bad music. The viewing windows will be smeared with the forehead grease and snot of everyone before you. Drunk guys will foul the corridors when they realize they can piss six times farther. Instead of the minimum height requirement that you see at amusement parks, the skydiving-in-a-moon-tower ride will have minimum requirements for rich and moronic, as in "I went all the way to the moon so I could jump around." And Disney will own it. Mickey eating green cheese. Fuck it.
posted by pracowity at 12:57 AM on July 13, 2001

I am with griffix here. A lunar outpost/colony is something I have always thought about since I was a kid with my first Heinlein book.
Somehow I get the feeling that the ISS is just not going to make it at some point. Progress is slow, and support for it is not overly strong. Something as big and exciting as it is gets no media coverage. The Atlantis shot to space this week got a 15 second blurb on the news.
We went to the moon in '69, then what? COME ON ALREADY !!!!
posted by a3matrix at 4:15 AM on July 13, 2001

For lots of lovely lunar living links, see today's APOD.
posted by Aaaugh! at 9:07 AM on July 13, 2001

Actually the press have been pretty friendly towards the ISS, the Canadarm articles lasted for days. Shuttle launches don't generaly get widespread adoration, its the zero-gee stuff that wows the crowd.

I don't think the price of the ISS even comes close to what a permanent lunar base would run. If anything kills the moon base it will be a reckless attempt to land humans on Mars. If anything brings a moon base it'll be after China and India start landing things on the moon, be it rovers or people and the next space race will begin.
posted by skallas at 1:47 PM on July 13, 2001

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