The world’s first space hotel will feature a gourmet restaurant, bar, villas for purchase, and more.
If you’re daydreaming of future travels while stuck at home during the pandemic, why fantasize about the beaches of Bali or the canals of Venice when vacationing in space could be in your future?
Orbital Assembly’s Voyager Station, is scheduled to begin construction in 2026 and welcome guests in 2027.
Taking its cue from science fiction films like “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Interstellar,” Voyager Station will create artificial gravity using centrifugal force. The hotel will take on the shape of a Ferris wheel, spinning to simulate gravity in its pods. Though its form might be unusual compared to Earth hotels, its rooms and amenities will be largely familiar to regular travelers. There will be luxurious accommodations for up to 280 guests — including villas available for purchase as vacation homes — a gourmet restaurant, bar, gymnasium, and entertainment center. In essence, it’s your standard high-end resort, just in space.
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Plans for the space hotel were first revealed in 2019, under the name Von Braun Rotating Space Station, but there has been a bit of rebranding since then. (Wernher Von Braun was an aerospace engineer crucial to the development of rockets, but he worked under the Nazi regime in Germany before coming to the United States, eventually joining NASA.)
In any case, it’s more than likely that space hotels will become a reality soon enough, given that Voyager Station is one of three space properties in development, alongside Axiom Space’s AxStation and Orion Span’s Aurora Station. Voyager Station, however, is already taking reservations — it’ll cost a casual $5 million for a three-and-a-half-day stay. Interested? Book here.
From CNN Travel.
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