For those of us who have made or are still making plans to go for a postpandemic holiday, you might want to consider putting this space hotel holiday resort on your list.
Yes, this because the Orbital Assembly Corporation, which is a new space company run by former pilot John Blincow, has made plans of opening the first ever luxury space hotel. (That champagne in space)
The space hotel which is called the “Voyager Station” is gonna be capable of carrying 280 guests along with 112 crew members. If the “Voyager Station” should be completed, it would be the first ever hotel in space.
In an interview by CNN, Blincow said “We’re trying to make the public realize that this golden age of space travel is just around the corner. It’s coming. It’s coming fast.”
It one thing just saying a hotel would be located in space and it another entire thing building it. The physics involved is gonna be something similar to that of spinning water in a bucket.
Know the way it possible to spin a bucket containing water without actually spilling the water, well that the same ideology that gonna be used in the Voyager Station. That way you’ll be able to sleep comfortably and style your hair and have some drinks in the bar without floating away.
Some visitors are actually in for the weightlessness appeal and experience, and the team have plans for that also. They claim that they’ll be games such as basketball where players would be able to jump and soar very high due to weightlessness.
There would be different sections in the hotel like a bar section, a weightlessness section, and maybe a section that feels more like Earth, just so guests can still enjoy a nice earthly time in space. (Ironically wired)
Now talking about the price, the space company hasn’t made any official comments on what the prices of the rooms are gonna be, but judging from some proposed space missions we can tell it ain’t gonna be cheap.
Just to give you a perspective or a benchmark, Virgin Galactic plans on taking ordinary passengers to space for a price tag of $250,000 per person for one trip. Now if you run the math of the trip and other hotel luxuries they’ll be enjoying, it might even run in millions of dollar$. But we’ll all have to wait until 2027 as that is when the space hotel is speculated to be ready.