by Gerry Mak in New Trends on Thursday 25 August 2011

As the average person become poorer, the world’s oligarchs are getting ever wealthier, which is why even in an unstable global economy, a Russian firm is plugging ahead with plans to build a space hotel.

The Commercial Space Station, set to open in 2016, is a small space station where visitors will pay £600,000 for a five day stay plus transport to and from via rocket. If I could get away from all the world’s problems, I’d could probably sleep pretty well at night, too.