As the space tourism dream edges toward reality, future travelers to the moon, Mars, and beyond would need smart luggage that will meet their needs in orbit.
Travel brand Horizn Studios has prepared for this future by collaborating with the world’s youngest astronaut-in-training, 18-year-old Alyssa Carson. The result is a space-ready smart luggage, the M5 NASA Edition Cabin Luggage, designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon.
This sleek piece features an aerospace-grade German polycarbonate shell, water-resistant lining, and a front pocket with transparent PU shield.
The NASA Edition M5 Cabin Luggage is finished in Apollo white with orange and blue trims, features a built-in smart charger, 360-degree spinner wheels, and a commemorative luggage tag.
Available for purchase starting July 19, a day before the Apollo 11 anniversary, the M5 limited-edition cabin luggage has a $790 price tag, with all proceeds going towards the Space Camp Foundation to help underprivileged children with scholarships.
The NASA Edition M5 Cabin Luggage is part of Horizn Studio’s Horizn ONE campaign, the company’s design study into luggage specifically for commercial space travel.
With Horizn ONE, the company aims to produce revolutionary luggage with a graphene-enhanced carbon fibre structure, making it flexible, more robust and lighter than any luggage developed so far; an electromagnetic base, allowing it to secure to the floor or walls of the spacecraft for easy access in zero gravity.
Horizn ONE luggage will also include graphene supercapacitors and an inductive charging field that will allow for highly efficient energy storage and wireless charging of electronic devices; built-in smart screen to allow travelers to stay in touch and share experiences via video with loved ones back on Earth; and biometric security that lets the user unlock the case with fingerprint recognition.
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