Space travel has become a reality and the opportunity to live in space is closer than ever. When billionaires like Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have space flights to encourage space tourism, it is only a matter of time before people can go on vacation in space.
With excitement about the idea of space travel, a number of corporations have embarked on the creation of space hotels, a hotel that can create gravity for visitors to experience a true extraterrestrial life. .
The Voyager Space Station project will cost about $200 billion and will become the first space hotel to have all the services of a luxury hotel on Earth. The hotel was built to attract tourists, scientists and astronauts on a research mission.
The Voyager space hotel is expected to launch in 2027. And this is what visitors can experience at the world’s first space hotel.
Launch the ferris wheel into orbit
The plan to build the Voyager Space Station was first announced by the California-based Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC) in 2019. The original plan was to launch the space station into low Earth orbit by 2025. However, the group had to postpone the project to 2027 due to the pandemic.
As mentioned by Dogo News, the space hotel will be in the shape of a wheel, having two interconnected rings. The space station’s inner ring will house the docks, while the outer ring will include rest rooms, bars, restaurants, and gyms.
The main purpose of OAC is to convince people that space building is no longer a distant dream but is about to become a reality. The space station will cover an area of 50,000 square meters and construction is expected to begin in 2026.
New outlook on living environment
According to information from ArchDaily, the Voyager Space Station will run on solar energy and rotate at high speed to create artificial gravity, helping visitors have a comfortable stay. Once completed, the space hotel will have room for 280 guests and 112 crew members.
Voyager is expected to provide an atmosphere like a real hotel, a familiar yet special feeling, as visitors can view the Earth from space.
The giant wheel has 24 modules connected to each other by elevator shafts. This hotel will rotate and create artificial gravity. This way, the rooms will have showers and sanitary facilities similar to those on Earth.
Guests can book a week’s stay in the Luxury Villas, rent for a longer period, or buy if they wish. These villas will have a stovetop, bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Suites hotel also offers private bathroom and sleeping space at a cheaper price than the villas.
In addition to vacation rentals, Voyager plans to offer one-of-a-kind recreational activities. The OAC is considering spacewalks and musical performances.
According to Architectural Digest, one of the most recommended activities is basketball. In the Voyager hotel, guests can jump 5 times higher, which makes the game more interesting. Experiencing zero gravity is what attracts visitors the most.
Special recreational activities not available on Earth.
Dream come true
Nothing is more important than food, either on Earth or in space. Voyager plans to hire top chefs from around the world to prepare dishes for visitors, especially “traditional cosmic cuisine” like freeze-dried ice cream.
Once the prototype is ready, the company will have to spend billions of dollars to send the modules of the Voyager Space Station into space. The company plans to offset the construction costs from the room rent. According to a report by Travel And Leisure, visitors need to pay 5 million USD for a rental period of 3 and a half days. Although it sounds expensive, the amount is much cheaper than the $ 55 million fee to experience at the International Space Station (ISS).
As a space hotel with luxurious villas and suites, the Voyager Space Station will be an unforgettable experience for visitors. Gone are the days when people imagined space experiences as sleeping in wall-mounted bags. The Voyager appears to help make space travel a reality. OAC has started taking reservations for the 2027 trip on the company’s official website.
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