World’s First Space Hotel With Bars, Cinema And Spa Set To Open in 2027
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Fancy a holiday among the stars? Well, if you do, then in incredible news - the first ever space hotel is set to open in 2027!
Able to accommodate up to 400 people, the Voyager Class space station will boast hotel rooms as well as bars, a cinema, restaurants and even a spa!
The company responsible for building the Voyager, Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), said construction will begin in 2025 with the aim of a 2027 opening - that’s just six years away!
According to the website: “The Voyager Class of 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 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 unique structure will consist of two concentric structural rings fixed together with a set of spokes supporting a Habitation Ring made-up of large modules.
The inner ring will be a docking hub while the outer one will be ‘the backbone’ of the construction, providing mounting for the living quarters, solar panels, radiators, and even a rail transport system!
The design is for a series of pods to be attached below the outer ring, each of which will have different purposes; some may be sold to NASA for research purposes, while others will be used for accommodation, restaurants and bars.
According to Space.com, the seeds of the project were planted back in 2012 when John Blincow founded The Gateway Foundation, w=hich then founded the OAC.
As stated on The Gateway Foundation website: "The Gateway Foundation was formed to build the first spaceport. To do that we must first build a few smaller structures. One of the most important projects is the Voyager Class of rotating space stations. This will likely be the first commercial space construction project in history.”
And there’s good news if you fancy working in space - the company is currently hiring ‘talented and dedicated’ crew members for the project, which you can apply for here.
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