Fancy a holiday that allows you to experience zero gravity, observe views of Planet Earth and watch 16 sunrises and sunsets a day? This is not something from a science fiction book, it is actually set to become a reality in a few short years.
It comes as US-based startup company Orion Span has unveiled plans for world’s first luxury space hotel.
The company said the hotel, which will be named Aurora Station, will launch in 2021 and open to guests 2022.
Aurora station will orbit 320 kilometres above the Earth’s surface.
This means the those staying in the hotel would experience one trip around the planet every 90 minutes.
Ah, mind blown!
So this is where the 16 sunrises and sunsets come in. Not only that, but you’d also get the chance to see the northern and southern auroras from the station’s windows.
So what will this place look like?
Inside, luxurious accommodations will include private suites for two, the most number of windows ever created for spaceflight, weightlessness, and the world’s only authentic astronaut experience.
Space fans, hold back your excitement for a second, because a stay here might just break the budget at AU$12 million for a 12-day visit.
The hotel will only be able to house six people at any one time, four paying space tourists and two crew.
It is expected to be a modular design which will make faster to launch, and easier to add to at a later date. The space station will be about the size of a large private jet’s cabin, measuring 13.3 by 4.3 meters.
Room may be limited, but activities will not be, with the chance to experience aspects of life as an astronaut.
Guests will be able to fly freely throughout the station while also accessing a unique virtual reality experience in the station’s holodeck.
There will also be a chance to take part in research experiments such as growing food while in orbit.
Guests will be able to keep their Instagram followers jealous too, using the station’s high-speed, wireless internet.
And if all this wasn’t enough, upon returning to Earth, you’ll greeted with a specially arranged hero’s welcome.
If you had the money, would you book a stay at Aurora Station? Let us know below.
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