In the near future, space travel will be a reality. The possibility of establishing human settlements in outer space is just around the horizon. As millionaire business people like Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have taken rides in their space stations in order to promote space tourism, it was only a matter of time until the general public could enjoy a luxurious vacation in outer space as well.
SpaceX, owned by Elon Musk, intends to invite members of the general public to travel on the spacecraft for a few days while it circles the Earth and the moon before returning to Earth. Several firms are working on developing space hotels that will produce artificial gravity to allow guests to have a literal out-of-this-world experience as a result of the enthusiasm around space travel.
Approximately $200 billion will be spent on the Voyager Space Station project, which will include the construction of the world’s first space hotel, which will provide every facility accessible in a premium hotel on Earth. The hotel is being constructed with the intention of attracting visitors, scientists, and astronauts on long-distance missions to conduct their research at the facility.
With a planned launch in 2027, let us have a look at the Voyager Space Station, which will be the world’s first space hotel when it arrives in orbit.
Orbital Assembly Corporation, a California-based firm, said in 2019 that it aims to construct the Voyager Space Station. The original intention was to put the station into orbit in 2025. Due to the pandemic, the company was forced to postpone the project until 2027.
The space hotel will be shaped like a Ferris wheel, with two rings joined by spokes, according to Dogo News. Docking stations will line the inner ring of the tower, while facilities such as hotels, bars, restaurants, and gyms will line the outside ring.
We want people to see space building as a real possibility, not only a pipe dream, and that is why we created the Orbital Assembly. Construction on the 50,000-square-meter space station is scheduled to begin in 2026 and be completed by 2028.
The Voyager will be placed in a lower orbit around the Earth, which will aid in extracting resources, building infrastructure, and promoting development. OAC has saved a lot of money by reducing the cost of launching the planes.
New Outlook At Habitation
The world’s first space hotel plans to open in 2027.
The Voyager Class space station will be able to hold up to 400 guests.
Alongside bedrooms, there will be bars, restaurants and even a gym according to plans for the ambitious project. pic.twitter.com/Qjw6gnOWRc
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In order to give visitors a pleasant stay, the Voyager Space Station will be solar-powered and rotate at high speeds to provide adequate artificial gravity to guests. According to ArchDaily, when it is finished, it will be able to hold 280 guests and 112 staff members. People will be able to see Earth from a distance, but the hotel is anticipated to have a real hotel-like atmosphere.
It is like spinning water in a bucket when it comes to making the 24 dwelling modules. Despite its ability to spin, the bucket’s water does not move, much like how gravity would operate on the space station. Showers and commodes comparable to those seen on Earth may be installed in the rooms in this manner.
It is possible to hire the Luxury Villa out for a week, a month, or even to buy it. There will be three bathrooms, three bedrooms, and a kitchen in each of these homes. In comparison to the villas, the Hotel Suites provide individual bathrooms and sleeping quarters at a lower cost.
Voyager intends to provide leisure activities that are not feasible on Earth, in addition to just hanging around. OAC is contemplating spacewalks that would allow participants to see Earth and space in stunning clarity. Orbital’s CEO, John Blincow, expressed interest in bringing in musicians like Sting to play as part of an entertainment package.
Basketball is one of the most intriguing potential hobbies, according to Architectural Digest. The ability to climb five times as high in the Voyager adds an extra layer of fun to the experience. Weightlessness intrigues individuals more than anything else, despite the attractiveness of the activities and the trip itself.
Realization of a Childhood Dream
"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."
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Food is the most essential commodity on Earth and in space. Voyager intends to hire some of the best chefs in the world to prepare meals for the passengers. OAS intends to provide up the customary fare for those who want a more conventional space experience. Aside from the well-known freeze-dried ice cream, the staff will also be providing Tang to the establishment.
To launch the Voyager Space Station’s modules into orbit once the prototype has been built would cost billions of dollars. Charges for staying at the hotel will be used to reimburse the company for the costs. According to Travel And Leisure, a three-and-a-half-day visit would set you back $5 million. The price may sound high, but it is much less costly than the $55 million fees for a long stay at the International Space Station.
The Voyager Space Station will be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure once it is ready to go into orbit. People no longer consider sleeping in sacks attached to the walls to be a unique way to experience space. Space tourism will be possible thanks to the technologies aboard the Voyager. Reservations for the OAC’s 2027 voyage have already started on its official website.