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Russians tout plans to launch space hotel by 2016

Pardon my skepticism, but I'm still waiting for my flying car. Full story.

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A model of a craft, part of an orbiting hotel, is displayed during the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, August 18. A hotel in orbit, lunar sightseeing flights and luxury rides into the cosmos -- all are part of Russia's vision to ensure it is not left behind in the growing space tourism industry.

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A participant stands inside a model of a craft, part of an orbiting hotel, during the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, August 18.