This Massive Nuclear-Powered Jet Hotel Looks Amazing and Terrifying
The Sky Cruise concept nuclear jet hotel promises luxury above the clouds, but others warn of a Skytanic experience.
A proposed nuclear-powered flying hotel promises to provide a resort-like experience for over 5,000 guests while safely flying above the clouds.
Based on a concept by Tony Holmsten and produced and animated by Hashem Al Ghalii (@hashem.alghaili) with 3D modeling from Alexander Tujicov, the Sky Cruise will be a massive jet plane kept aloft by 20 nuclear-powered electric engines.
The Sky Cruise promises a hotel with plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options along with a giant, multi-story atrium.
New technological advances would compensate for turbulence so guests would experience a perfectly smooth flight.
With its nuclear-powered suite of engines, the Sky Cruise could theoretically stay aloft indefinitely.
Despite the many promises of its proponents, though, some detractors see a Skytanic experience in the making.
Most experts say this beast of the skies defies all laws of aerodynamics and would never generate enough thrust to achieve or maintain flight.
And since the Sky Cruise would stay aloft indefinitely, passengers would arrive and disembark via a special docking platform that looks, well, incredibly terrifying.
And while there’s a 360-degree viewing platform on the tail of the Sky Cruise, you’ll probably need far too many alcoholic beverages to recover from the elevator required to access it.
Finally, the idea of sleeping next to a floating nuclear reactor doesn’t necessarily instill a sense of calm and safety.
Still, those 360-degree views from above the clouds would be unparalleled!