Space tourists can soon spend the night in a padded module attached to the International Space Station, created by Philippe Starck and described as ‘a comfortable egg’.
The zero-gravity environment explains some of the cell’s features, including its soft walls, storage nets, and bright yellow handles that have been added to help guests navigate through the home.
Huge windows offer views over the Earth, but in case that’s not entertainment enough, there’s also high-speed wi-fi and touch screens embedded into the module’s walls.
The cell will be attached to the ISS, providing homes for astronauts from countries that aren’t part of the ISS partnership, as well as any private explorers able enough to stump up the money for the trip. The first one is set to begin construction this year, and there are plans to complete a cluster of the Starck-designed homes by 2024.
‘Our goal was not to create a copy of life on earth but to create the best environment for human beings in this infinite territory,’ says Philippe Starck.