Going through a year of disasters, prohibited travelling industry, and sanitizing nearly everything, now we hear that the world’s first space hotel is about to start its reservation.
Space tourism is no longer science fiction or a version of Jules Verne books. It’s achievable, closer to us than ever. Aside from private missions to space, like Inspiration4 and DearMoon, where members of the general public can spend a few days in a SpaceX circling the Earth and moon, there are also a few space hotels on the run. Orbital Assembly’s Voyager Station is the latest to announce its potential opening date. It is currently scheduled to begin construction in 2026 and open to guests in 2027.
“A Space Odyssey” and “Interstellar,” were the inspirations for Voyager Station. It will have artificial gravity using centrifugal force. The hotel will look like a Ferris wheel, spinning to simulate gravity in its pods. Although its shape could seem a bit unaccustomed to compared to Earth hotels, its rooms and facilities will be largely familiar to regular travellers. There will be luxurious accommodations for up to 280 guests.
In any case, it’s more than likely that space hotels will become a reality soon. 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. Are you interested?