Orion Span, the California-based firm has announced that first-ever luxury ‘space hotel’ which will be launched in late 2021 and hopes to welcome passenger in the out-of-the-box hotel by 2022. But staying in that hotel won’t be cheap; staying there will cost you $9.5m each, or about $791,666 a night. The experience will allow guests to gaze upon stunning views of Earth and to test zero gravity. The guests can also witness an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets.
Yesterday at Space 2.0 summit in San Jose, California, the project was announced. The space hotel can allow six people at one time, which includes two crew members and four passengers. The guests will be able to take part and experience aspects of life as an astronaut.
The founder and now CEO of Orion Span Orion Span Frank Bunger said that ‘the mission of the company is to ‘build and sustain human communities in space accessible to all.’
Here is the Tweet from Space.com:
Bunger said at the summit, ‘we developed Aurora Station to provide a turnkey destination in space. Upon launch, Aurora Station goes into service immediately, bringing travellers into space quicker and at a lower price point than ever seen before, while still providing an unforgettable experience.’ Bunger further explained, ‘Aurora Station is incredibly versatile and has multiple uses beyond serving as a hotel.’
However, the company is yet to confirm launch details with any other firms, although the company intends to build the space station itself. The size of the space station will be about the size of a large private jet’s cabin, measuring 43.5 feet long by 14.1 feet wide (13.3 by 4.3 meters) and feature a pressurized volume of 5,650 cubic feet (160 cubic m), according to the Daily Mail reports. The Aura hotel is designed to be a luxurious stay and they will provide wireless internet connection to stay in touch with family and friends.