Fast forward this to the Elon Musk deam era. If we humans can built cruise ships like Balmoral, modify them and put them back to service, we can certainly build space cruise ships, space stations and colonies on Mars tomorrow. It will take time but it’s certainly doable with today’s technology. Virgin Galactic can play a role too.
Remove Water and Add Stardust. Blohm+Voss Can Create The Balmoral of the Space X Age
In the dead of night, an army of workers repainted this colossal cruise ship and added 30 metres to its length. Here’s how they did it. The section added to the ship, 30 metres in length, provided enough space for 139 new cabins. Video was shot for Blohm+Voss Shipyards in 2007, using two dedicated MKtimelapse camera systems.