Holiday aboard a space hotel by 2020?

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What it will be like to stay on board a space hotel

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The first space hotel may be opened as soon as 2020. But before you get excited, here’s a little warning about what an out-of this-world vacation may actually be like.

After a tiring 300km journey, there will be no time to relax because zero gravity will have you in an uncontrollable spin. The trick is to find your center of mass, usually just behind your belly button.

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Space Hotel in Dubai: no liftoff

Once you learn how to push off objects along an imaginary line running through this point, you can stop spinning and move around.

Read the full story at BBC online:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140718-what-is-it-like-on-a-space-hotel

Visit a company with plans to put their hotel in orbit by 2016:

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Orbital Technologies' space hotel room

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