Playboy announced today that it plans to open a club in outer space!
Hugh Hefner announced that Playboy will be opening a zero-gravity dance club and a casino featuring “human roulette” – in outer space.
The Playboy Club in outer space will also include a restaurant for fine dining. It would be a massive structure for fun and games on a huge private space station, all in sci-fi fashion.
The space station project would be in conjunction with the space tourism company Virgin Galactic.
The concept is the brainchild of artist Thomas Tenery. The adult magazine also worked with several futurists and scientists, including Adam Wells, Virgin Galactic’s head designer.
“As Virgin Galactic gets closer to becoming the world’s first commercial space line, Playboy is eagerly pondering the creation of the ultimate intergalactic entertainment destination,” Playboy editorial director Jimmy Jellinek said . “This heaven-in-the-heavens will exceed starry-eyed travelers’ wildest dreams, and guests will truly experience a party that’s out of this world.”
Here’s a Space Bunny training near NASA headquarters in Houston:
And here are the first Space Bunnies selected for outer space:
The idea brings Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s vision to another dimension, which the magazine said tracks with the path of space exploration.
In the early 1960s, Hefner started opening Playboy Clubs and publishing the magazine’s iconic “pad” features as the space race heated up.
“So at the dawn of the new space race, as corporations rather than governments vie to be the first to launch pleasure-seeking civilians into the heavens, we created the first renderings of a new celestial mecca,” the magazine stated on its website. “With the help of futurists and rocket scientists … we imagine a Playboy Club in space. Here’s your exclusive ticket to a party that’s out of this world.”
“The Playboy Club in space will be on a station in orbit, like a cruise ship,” Playboy writers A.J. Baime and Jason Harper said. “Orbiting Earth is one idea, but it could also travel around other celestial bodies.”