The Cosmos - (Rotters): The first experimental mile-high brothel has been launched using inflatable technology first developed by NASA.
The Genesis II spacecraft was initially designed to test the viability of a high class "hotel" in space.
However the start-up costs were so prohibitive it was immediately upgraded to brothel status after a consortium of banks threatened to pull out early.
Such coitus interruptus in the financing would have meant virtual bankruptcy for the module's designer Bigelow Aerospace, a private company founded by billionaire American hotel tycoon fantacist Robert Bigelow.
Genesis II has been launched on board a Russian rocket, The Putin Pallus Orbiter, and reported to have separated successfully from its launch vehicle 14 minutes after lift-off.
The orbiting brothel is said to be living up to Bigelow Aerospace's corporate slogan: "Getting you excited again about space" and is their first prototype ahead of a reported full-scale space brothel called Naughtylus.
A corporate promo video of the Genesis II facility shows it has been decorated and furnished with a "collection of pictures and other memorabilia from fee-paying customers" who appear to be eager to see their personal possessions in a space brothel.
Alongside traditional brothel activities the company hopes to operate a casino, bars, a porno cinema, beauty salon and health/beauty spa.
The corporate founder Robert Bigelow is reported to have invested some $500m in his project which he made in Nevada casino deals and oil exploration.
His PR team have said this week he is launching a competition with a $50m top prize to anyone who can invent an orgasmatron capable of generating a 50 times stronger. longer sexual climax for consenting adults in zero gravity.
More details are coming in later this week.