World’s First Space Hotel To Be Built In Low Earth Orbit, Will Have 400 Guests Capacity
The world’s first-ever space hotel will begin construction in 2025 before it is opened to guests two years later.
According to this report, the Voyager Station hotel will come equipped with restaurants, a cinema, spa and rooms for 400 people.
It won’t be incomplete zero gravity and instead will resemble being on the moon because everyone won’t be able to spend a prolonged period of time completely weightless without proper training.
Voyager Station’s hotel will feature a series of pods attached to the outside of the rotating ring and some of these pods could be sold to the likes of NASA and ESA for space research.
The Orbital Assembly Corporation says on its website: “The station will be designed from the start to accommodate both national space agencies conducting low gravity research and space tourists who want to experience life on a large space station with the comfort of low gravity and the feel of a nice hotel.”
The Voyager Class space station will be made up of a series of rings, with a number of ‘modules’ attached to the outermost of the rings.
According to the company, the 24 modules will be run by the Gateway Foundation and will be for things like crew quarters, air, water and power.
It will also include a gym, kitchen, restaurant, bar and other essential facilities for people due to be on the station longer term.
While some of the pods will service the hundreds of hotel guests and staff, there will be some sections sold to government agencies and NASA for research purposes.
No details of cost to build the space station, or the cost of spending a night in the hotel have been revealed.