Do you dream of seeing the earth from space, and that without having to become an astronaut? Then there is good news: plans for the very first luxury space hotel have been announced.
The Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), a space company made up of NASA veterans, plans to start building the “Voyager Station” in 2026. The hotel should then be open to the public in 2027, as reported by the news site “CNN Travel News”.
“We’re trying to make it clear to the public that the golden age of space travel is just around the corner. It will come. It’s coming quickly, ”said the company’s boss, John Blincow.
The hotel will have gravity to keep guests from floating away
According to the travel magazine “Travel + Leisure”, the Voyager Station will accommodate up to 280 guests and will be equipped with a restaurant, a bar and a fitness studio. The food offered will be a nod to the galactic location. For example, there should be freeze-dried ice cream as a staple food in the space hotel, as the magazine “Architectural Digest” reports.
So that the guests don’t float away, the ring-shaped hotel will have artificial gravity. Voyager Station will spin like a ferris wheel, using centrifugal force – the outward force on a mass as it rotates – to simulate lunar-like gravity, according to Interesting Engineering.
Nevertheless, guests can expect to experience more weightlessness than on earth. According to Architectural Digest, recreational activities are planned, such as basketball games, where guests can jump up to six times as high as they would on earth.
The prices for a hotel stay should become cheaper over time
Tourists who want to visit the hotel will have to undergo training beforehand, reports the Washington Post. Because to get to the hotel, visitors must first travel on the SpaceX Starship Shuttle.
The Voyager Station is currently taking initial reservations. However, according to Travel + Leisure, a three-day stay already costs five million US dollars.
The company hopes that prices will get cheaper over time. The hotel stay should ultimately cost the same amount as “a trip on a cruise or a trip to Disneyland,” said the Voyager team in an interview with “CNN Travel”.
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