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We're not sure how to feel about this new concept of a flying hotel, but it's certainly interesting!
Hashem Al-Ghali, a science communicator and video producer, has created an incredible video showcasing a nuclear powered 'sky cruise' which is essentially a giant flying hotel that can carry more than 5,000 passengers.
The idea is that passengers will be ferried up on regular planes and private jets (hmm, this is already sounding out of my price range), and the sky cruise itself will rarely ever land.
There will be a 360-degree viewing deck and a huge main area with cruise-like facilities such as shopping malls, restaurants, bars and activities.
Al-Ghaili explained the science behind his idea “Small nuclear reactors that can power airplanes are expected to be ready by the 2030s. The UK is working on a Small Modular Nuclear Reactor (SMR) that's expected to join the grid in 2029, and the US is investing heavily in commercial nuclear fusion research. With just a few tweaks to the design, nuclear fusion and proper aerodynamics, the Sky Cruise could someday take off and carry thousands of passengers above the clouds.”
So at this moment, we have no idea when the sky cruise will be built, but we'll certainly be looking out for it.
Would you take a sky cruise instead of a regular vacation?
Youtube - Hashem Al-Ghaili