The world’s first space hotel could launch by 2022

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We’ve all heard of the companies promising to launch humans on trips to space, but have you thought about where you will stay once you get there? Startup Orion Span thinks they have the answer, because the company hopes to launch a luxury space hotel into orbit in the next few years. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, start saving your pennies – a 12-night stay will set you back a mere $9.5 million PER PERSON. But don’t worry, the price includes transportation, food and drinks,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water

Design meets indoor gardening in Hexagro Urban Farming’s Living Farming Tree, a modular growing system suited for everyone from apartment dwellers to hotels. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Elon Musk releases historic video of Starman cruising through space in a Tesla Roadster

In what may be the greatest car commercial of all time, SpaceX has released a video portraying the journey of Starman, a mannequin, and Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster as it rides the Falcon Heavy rocket through space. SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket currently in use, on Tuesday from Cape Canaveral as hundreds of thousands of people gathered from across the world to witness a part of history. The Roadster, which is attached to the rocket’s upper stage, will now be subjected… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

INTERVIEW: Designer Daan Roosegaarde on smog temples, space trash, and what’s next

We’ve built cities that do us harm, according to Netherlands designer Daan Roosegaarde. Along with his team at Studio Roosegaarde, he’s tackling the pollution we’ve generated in our metropolises with design. His Smog Free Project is currently touring China – their most recent stop is Tianjin – and Inhabitat spoke with Roosegaarde about the project and how design can help us create cleaner, more beautiful cities. Check out the interview after the break. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The world’s first space nation is now officially in orbit

Space is now officially home to the known universe’s first “space nation”. Asgardia launched its very first satellite, Asgardia-1, into orbit on November 12, 2017. Only about the size of a soccer ball, the satellite traveled aboard a NASA commercial cargo vehicle to make its two-day journey from NASA’s View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Daan Roosegaarde unveils mind-expanding 295-foot SPACE installation in Eindhoven

Most of us won’t have a chance to blast off to outer space and glimpse the beauty of Earth at night. But designer Daan Roosegaarde’s firm Studio Roosegaarde recently brought that image of light and darkness to the Eindhoven Station in the Netherlands. Their interactive art installation gives travelers the opportunity to, in the words of Roosegaarde, “experience a new dimension of light, just as an astronaut sees it in an orbit of the Earth.”

Studio Roosegaarde

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Astronomers observe an object in space unlike anything they’ve seen before

Space is full of oddities, but astronomers were recently able to observe a type of object we’ve never found anything like. 288P is a binary asteroid – or two asteroids orbiting each other – that has the features of a comet, like a long tail and bright coma, or cloud of dust and gas surrounding a comet’s nucleus. It is the first binary asteroid we’ve ever found that can also be classified as a comet.

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Retractable restaurant addition provides flexible space that adapts to any weather

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10 gorgeous vintage lamps that add rustic modern charm to any space

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ESA unveils magnetic space tug to corall broken satellites drifting in space

Japan’s experiment to clean up space debris earlier this year may have ended in failure, but the world’s space agencies haven’t given up on the problem yet. The European Space Agency (ESA) recently proposed using a magnetic space tug to sweep space clean. The method could potentially remove entire broken satellites from space.

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