Smart-luggage travel brand, Horizn Studios, is collaborating with 18 year old Alyssa Carson to release a limited edition NASA suitcase. Alyssa Carson is the world’s youngest astronaut in training.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Horizn Studios decided to develop Horizn ONE—the world’s first luggage for space travel.
It’s no wonder the company invited Carson to team up with their designers and engineers.
“They know luggage and I know space, so it was a match made in heaven when talking about the future and space tourism,” says Carson, who tapped into her astronaut training and scientific expertise to help develop visual prototypes.
This trailblazing luggage is super lightweight, is vacuum sealed for maximum packing capacity, folds up, cleans laundry and even comes with a smart screen that will enable visitors on Mars to stream videos and call back home.
“It’s the ultimate futuristic luggage – geared toward space tourism and commercial space flights once we start bringing the general public into space,” says Carson.
But you’ll need to wait to purchase the first pieces from the Horizn ONE line, which won’t be ready until around 2030, just in time for the first missions to Mars, scheduled for 2033. And you’ll need to have deep pockets.
Horizn projects that its space luggage will retail for over $50,000—though the company points out that this is a relative bargain, considering that a flight to the International Space Station with NASA costs upwards of $46 million.
In the meantime, Horizn is releasing Carson’s first creation for the general public—the Limited NASA Edition Cabin Trolley—which has a more down-to-earth price of $810.
The bag has a built-in smart charger, 360-degree spinner wheels and an aerospace-grade polycarbonate hard shell. It comes in Apollo 11-inspired white and has astronaut-style orange and blue accents. The sleek bag has been given the seal of approval by NASA and features its official logo.
Owners also get a year of free access to Horizn GO, a personal trip-planning assistant.