It’s a bird, it’s a plane… no, it’s a giant nuclear-powered ‘flying hotel’ complete with a gym and swimming pool that will carry 5,000 passengers.
A gigantic nuclear-powered ‘flying hotel’, complete with a gym and swimming pool, will carry 5,000 passengers in unparalleled luxury.
A new CGI video shows how the AI-powered Sky Cruise plans to stay airborne for months at a time, while also docking to take on new passengers or drop someone on board.
The futuristic hybrid between an airplane and a hotel – which has 20 engines powered by nuclear fusion – is designed to never land.
Hashem Alghaili, who created the incredibly detailed mock-up of the monster plane, says the nuclear-powered air cruise “could be the future of transportation.”
Alghaili is designed to operate 24/7, even adding that ongoing repairs would be done in-flight – a first in aviation.
And when asked how many people it would take to fly this giant plane, he said, “All this technology and you still want pilots?
“I believe it will be completely autonomous”.
Despite plans for a manless ride, the Sky Cruise will still require a large number of onboard staff to attend to every passenger.
The highly detailed video also promises restaurants, a gigantic shopping center, a gym, theater and even a swimming pool – all in the air.
The promotional clip also promises that the UFO aboard a human will make the perfect wedding venue, if you’re brave enough.
And it would be perfect, because the Sky Cruise offers a panoramic hall with a breathtaking 360 degree view outside.
However, despite the promised greatness, not everyone agrees with the idea.
Some have called the Sky Cruise concept the “new Titanic,” pointing to a plethora of design issues.
The massive plane would have trouble taking off and would be far from aerodynamic. Others also pointed to errors with its weight, saying that if a plane powered by a nuclear reactor crashed, it could destroy a city.
One nervous passenger said: “Great idea to put a nuclear reactor in something that could malfunction and fall out of the sky.”
While someone else commented: “I’m sure I could afford a lower deck ticket with no legroom and no lounge access”.
And a third wrote: “Those exposed elevators are a big nope to me. Uneven resistance would also like to say something about that. The engines look suspiciously like jet engines, fusion reaction is used as a magical future energy source and your animation never bothered to raise the landing gear.”
And the huge development costs are also another concern. Some predicted that a trip like this would cost a fortune, saying, “While this is an interesting concept and it’s capable of building it with today’s technology, this thing would be super expensive and no doubt only the rich could book this hotel.” ” .
Others, however, like to be the first on board.
One person said: “Hilarious! It’s like someone stepped into a time machine, traveled to 2070, and found a retrofuturistic video based on our time (as opposed to the 1950s or 1800s) that shows what people of our time thought our future would be like. to see.”
And a second wrote: “I would much rather have a nuclear airship as the space available will be much larger, but nevertheless the creativity behind the idea is great and I hope the planners get somewhere.”
While many have high hopes for the gigantic hotel, the Sky Cruise is still far in the future.
Even if a plane like this is ever built, there are some things that can never change.
As one commenter noted, “I bet I still end up next to someone else’s screaming three-year-old for the entire trip”.
And a second cleverly said, “If physics and aerodynamics didn’t exist, maybe this ship could actually take off.”
However, their worries should be nothing to worry about.
This comes after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark made history by going to space in July 2021.
And on October 13, 2021, William Shatner became the oldest astronaut at age 90 when Blue Origin launched its second successful flight into space.
This story originally appeared on The sun and is reproduced here with permission.
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