Following the launch of his space flight company Virgin Galactic, Sir Richard Branson has held talks with US hotel entrepreneur Robert Bigelow about the project of establishing the first hotel in space. Bigelow Aerospace is developing inflatable pods it believes could receive the first space travellers by the end of the decade. Branson, Virgin Galactic's chairman, revealed the space hotel discussions in Dubai last week: “We are talking to people who are developing hotels for space. We are also talking to people who are developing launch craft to get hotels into space. Space hotels have also been an interest of Burt Rutan. Branson announced that the Spaceship Company, the 70/30 joint venture between Virgin Galactic and Rutan's Scaled Composites, was set to begin construction of its first space craft, SpaceShipTwo, within six weeks.
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