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

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 centre of mass, usually just behind your belly button. Once you learn how to push off objects along an imaginary line running through this point, you can stop spinning and move around.

When you are steady you’ll probably want to look back at Earth. Luckily a space hotel would move at 27,500km/h (17,000mph), circling the planet every 90 minutes. So you’ll see 16 sunrises and sunsets.

Finally, will you get a good night’s sleep? Watch the video to find out.

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