Space Hotels Might Become a Reality By 2025
It looks as if staying in space is no longer just only the astronauts and Jeff Bezos. Two new space stations have been announced by Orbital Assembly Corporation that will be made to accommodate space tourism. If you’re one of those people who have dreamt of outer world luxury, it seems your dreams could become reality, maybe as soon as 2025!
In 2019, the Gateway Foundation first introduced the idea of a space hotel whose goal was to have a facility up in space like a business park. It would serve as a base for offices and tourists. Tim Alatorre, the COO of Orbital Assembly, has stated that the goal has always been to make it possible for people to live, work, and thrive in space. And while the topic of sending non-astronauts into outer space is an ongoing debate, many scientists believe that it will open the doors for the advancement of technologies, as well as promote the venture itself.
The Space Hotel
The two space stations are named Pioneer and Voyager, respectively. Pioneer, being the smaller of the two, will be able to house 28 people and will also have research facilities available for rent. Voyager, which is scheduled to open in 2027, is set to hold up to an astonishing amount of 400 people. Both the stations will be furnished to resemble luxury hotels on Earth. Voyager’s renderings will also feature a restaurant and suites with a view of our planet. Both stations will also have hybrid microgravity. Tourists will be able to drink their cup of coffee without having to be strapped down, but may still feel some weightlessness. The center of the station will have no gravity, but it will slowly increase as you move further away from the center. According to Alatorre, the company currently sees the two stations as the ultimate eco-tourism destination.