A HUGE, nuclear-powered “flying hotel” with gym and swimming pool is set to carry 5,000 passengers in unparalleled luxury.
A new CGI video details how the AI-powered Sky Cruise plans to stay aloft for months while docking to pick up new passengers or bring someone on board.
The futuristic hybrid airplane and hotel – with 20 engines powered by nuclear fusion – is designed never to land.
Hashem Alghaili, who created the incredibly detailed mockup of the monster plane, says nuclear-powered sky-cruising “could be the future of transportation.”
Alghaili is designed for 24/7 operations and even adds that ongoing repairs would be carried out in-flight – an aviation first.
And when asked how many people it takes to fly this gigantic plane, he said: “All this technology and you still want pilots?
“I think it will be totally autonomous”.
Despite plans for an unmanned cruise, the Sky Cruise will still need plenty of onboard staff to assist each passenger.
The detailed video also promises restaurants, a huge mall, a gym, a theater and even a swimming pool – all in heaven.
The promotional clip also promises that the man-boarded UFO is the perfect wedding venue if you’re brave enough.
And it would be perfect as the Sky Cruise offers a panoramic hall that offers stunning 360 degree views outside.
But despite the promised size, not everyone is convinced of the idea.
Some have dubbed the Sky Cruise concept the “new Titanic,” pointing to a plethora of problems with its design.
The huge plane would have trouble taking off and would be anything but aerodynamic. Others also pointed out flaws with its weight, saying that if a plane powered by a nuclear reactor could crash, it could destroy a city.
One nervous passenger said: “Great idea to put a nuclear reactor in something that could fail and fall out of the sky.”
While another commented “I’m sure I could afford a bottom deck ticket with no leg room and no lounge access”.
And a third wrote: “Those exposed elevators are a big no for me. Uneven drag would also like to say a word about it. The engines look suspiciously like jet engines, the fusion reaction is used as a magical future power source, and your animation never bothered to raise the landing gear.”
And the enormous development costs are another problem. Some predicted a trip like this would cost a fortune, saying: “While this is an interesting concept and it’s possible to build it with current technology, this thing would be super expensive and no doubt only the rich could do this.” Book a hotel.” .
Others, on the other hand, would like to be the first on board.
One person said: “Hilarious! It’s as if someone got into a time machine, traveled to the year 2070 and found a retrofuturism video based on our time (as opposed to the 1950s or 1800s) that shows how people from our time thought that our future would look like. “
And a second wrote: “I would much rather prefer a nuclear airship as the space available will be much larger but nonetheless the creativity behind the idea is wonderful and I hope the planners achieve something at some point.”
While many have high hopes for the massive hotel, the Sky Cruise is still a long way off.
Even if one day such an airplane is built, there are some things that will never change.
As one commenter pointed out, “I bet I still end up next to someone else’s screaming three-year-old throughout the trip.”
And a second said slyly, “If it weren’t for physics and aerodynamics, maybe this ship could actually take off.”
However, your concerns should not be a cause for concern.
This comes after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark made history by going into space in July 2021.
And on October 13, 2021, William Shatner, aged 90, became the oldest astronaut when Blue Origin launched its second successful flight into space.
https://www.thesun.ie/tech/9008672/inside-giant-nuclear-powered-flying-hotel-earth/ Inside a giant nuclear-powered flying hotel that can stay aloft for YEARS while ferrying 5,000 guests around the world