Space is already full of heavenly bodies, but apparently not enough of the kind to satisfy those at Playboy, which is taking matters into its own hands.
The adult magazine company has come up with a concept for a Playboy Club in space that includes a zero-gravity dance club and Playboy bunnies with jet packs. The "intergalactic entertainment destination" is featured in the March issue of Playboy, which is out on newsstands now, and is described as a cruise ship in space by the article's writers, A.J. Baime and Jason Harper.
Baime and Harper collaborated with various individuals on the project, including artist Thomas Tenery, Virgin Galactic head designer Adam Wells, and former NASA scientist Stan Kent, to figure out the design and features of the Playboy space club. Together, they dreamed up a wheel-shaped space station that has everything from a casino to a restaurant to "orbital pleasure domes."
The restaurant would be located in a spinning section of the station, where centrifugal force would create an artificial gravity, so you, your food and drink don't go floating away. However, if you're looking for some zero-gravity fun, you can have that, too.
The dance club is a gravity-free zone and also features Playboy bunnies zooming around in jet packs to serve you beverages. There's also a casino where you can play a game of human roulette in which you are the ball. Meanwhile, the aforementioned orbital pleasure domes feature large windows, so you can have a nice view of space during your sexy times.
Presumably, one would take a flight on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo (or perhaps an elevator ride?) to get to there. Of course, this is all a fantasy for now, but if it ever were to come true, we can just imagine all the "I'm just going for the articles" excuses.
CNET's Jeff Sparkman contributed to this story.