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This Suitcase Has Been Specially Designed For Space Tourism, So Start Planning Your Trip To The Moon

Don’t you know that 2019 is so 2000-and-late? The future is well and truly here, after NASA’s youngest astronaut-in-training went and invented a suitcase for space travel.

The Horizn One wants to be the most technologically advanced suitcase in the world and, friends, it damn well sounds like it will be.

The suitcase is being specifically designed for space travel and use in zero-gravity. A graphene-enhanced carbon fibre structure will make it robust, but also more flexible and lighter than any luggage that exists on Earth today.

 

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Supercapacitors and inductive charging fields will allow the suitcase to store energy and charge other devices, and an inbuilt smart screen will let space travellers keep in touch with people during their travels. A top-of-the-line fingerprint reader will look after security.

The Horizn One is being designed by the world’s youngest astronaut-in-training, eighteen-year-old Alyssa Carson in collaboration with Horizn Studios. It’s part of a larger project to prepare smart luggage for commercial space flight.

“My generation is closer than ever to space travel, and I’ve been dreaming of becoming an astronaut since I was three years old,” Alyssa said. “I loved working on something that would inspire the next generation of travellers to push their boundaries.”

Sadly, the Horizn One is just a concept at this stage, but the creators plan for it to be available around 2030. In the meantime, wannabe spacefarers can get their hands on another piece of the collaboration — the M5 NASA Edition cabin luggage.

The limited edition luggage was designed by Alyssa and Horizn Studios to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Decked out in NASA’s signature blue and orange, the suitcase features an aerospace-grade polycarbonate hard shell, charging ports and 360 degree spinner wheels for easy travel on earth.

The M5 suitcase sold out almost immediately, but you can sign up to be notified when (or if) it comes back in stock.

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(Lead image: Horizn Studios / Facebook)