Sky Cruise is the concept of a futuristic hotel powered by nuclear energy that would allegedly end jetlag, motion sickness, and fear of flying. Invented by Tony Holmesten and re-imagined by Yemeni engineer Hashem Al-Ghaili, the Sky Cruise is an air hotel that could host up to five thousand people without ever needing to land.
That’s at least the idea of a project that would be, however, unlikely to become a reality due to the laws of physics and aerodynamics. Science communicator Hashem Al-Ghaili has posted a video on his YouTube channel in which he presents the concept of the Sky Cruise.
The futuristic hotel is designed to be the ultimate travel experience. Its “elegant design” combines the features of a commercial airliner, with a luxury cruise ship: the Sky Cruise has a giant lobby with a 360-degree view, accessed via an elevator, and the main platform “is perfect for entertainment activities – it has shopping centers, gyms, swimming pools, restaurants, bars, playgrounds, theaters, and cinemas.
Everything is thought for your comfort and safety.Hashem Al-Ghaili
There is also plenty of space to organize events and business meetings, and even a space dedicated to weddings. There are also areas where guest can relax and watch the stars or the Northern LIghts. The Sky Cruise would emit no carbon footprint, as its 20 electric motors would be powered by nuclear energy.
A small nuclear reactor would use highly controlled nuclear fusion to give the air hotel unlimited power, meaning that the hotel would never run out of fuel, and could hover in the air without ever touching the ground.
According to the scientist, no turbulence would be felt in the aircraft, as the navigation systems could use artificial intelligence to predict turbulence minutes before it happens. If it was detected, an “anti-turbulence technology” system could prevent it from being felt.
In case of a medical emergency, the plane would be equipped with the latest technology, and both supplies and guests would arrive at the giant hotel via commercial electric planes departing from different airports around the world.