First luxury hotel in space planned for 2021
A Houston-based company said it plans to open the “first luxury hotel in space” by late 2021.
Orion Span’s compact Aurora Station – at 11x4 metres its interior will be comparable to that of a Gulfstream jet, the company said – is projected to accommodate four travellers and two crew members for 12-day stays 320km above Earth. Guests will be charged $9.5m each: about $791,666 a night. Refundable deposits of $80,000 can now be made online.
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The company said travellers would then “enjoy the exhilaration of zero gravity … gaze at the northern and southern aurora through the many windows, soar over their hometowns, take part in research experiments such as growing food while in orbit, revel in a virtual reality experience on the holodeck, and stay in touch or live stream with their loved ones back home via high-speed wireless internet access.”