Space tourism will soon transform from sci-fi to reality, as the world’s first space hotel, named Voyager Station, is scheduled to open to guests in 2027.
Voyager Station will be a rotating space station designed to produce varying levels of artificial gravity by increasing or decreasing the rate of rotation. The station has been designed to accommodate business, manufacturing, national space agencies conducting low gravity research, and space tourists who want to explore the new frontier with the comfort of low gravity and the feel of a luxury hotel.
Once complete, Voyager Station will be able to accommodate 400 guests, bringing the comforts of Earth together with the technologies of space for one unique experience. Simulated gravity will allow for guests to experience toilet facilities, showers, and beds that function similarly to what they’re used to on Earth.
Accommodations can be booked for a week, rented for a month, or purchased as an outer space vacation home. The luxury villas are 5,300 square feet and feature cooking facilities, three bathrooms, and sleeping accommodations for up to 16 people.
For those traveling alone or with a partner, Voyager Station’s hotel suites can be booked for a three-day trip or rented for a month. At 320 square feet, these suites have private bathrooms and sleeping accommodations for up to two people.
Other amenities of the space hotel will be a Gymnasium and Activity (GA) module that transforms into a concert venue at night, a restaurant that offers space classics like Tang and freeze-dried ice cream (with bi-weekly food deliveries to make sure everything is fresh), a sky bar with three window levels (that you can jump down if you don’t feel like taking the stairs – thanks low gravity!).
Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC) will begin construction on the hotel in 2025, with plans to open in 2027.
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