First look inside SPACE hotel that's set to launch in three years

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3 May 2022, 11:37

Credit: Orbital Assembly Corporation

It's hard enough getting our heads round the fact 2025 is fast approaching, let alone spending a night at a hotel in space.

Mad plans have been revealed by US-based space company Orbital Assembly which will see humans holed up in space - but it will cost you a pretty penny and then some.

Credit: Orbital Assembly

The company plans to launch two space stations; the Voyager Station in 2027, and the Pioneer Station in 2025 and be 'the first habitable platforms capable of providing artificial gravity, unlocking unprecedented opportunities for research, tourism, and long duration spaceflight'.

Its website reads how the Voyager Station will 'leverage the technologies of Space and the comforts of Earth to create a unique experience unparalleled in history'.

Credit: Orbital Assembly

Instead of being uncomfortable places to stay 'using vacuums for toilets, sleeping in a bag strapped to a wall, and living in a laboratory it will offer 'simulated gravity will offer amenities like toilet facilities, showers, and beds that function similar to what you are used to on Earth'.

The Pioneer Station will be 'open to researchers, business people and tourists' big enough for 28 people while the more luxurious Voyager Station can host over 400 people and be rented for short stays, a week, month or even bought as a holiday home.

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"Our luxury villas are anticipated to be up to 500 m2 (5,300 sf). They will feature cooking facilities, up to three bathrooms, and sleeping accommodations for up to 16 people," the website reads.

A recreation hall is available where guests can 'jump, run and play sports in the 1/6th Earth gravity environment'.

By night you can be entertained by the 'biggest musicians on Earth', eat at fancy restaurants to 'rival the best venues on Earth' and have drinks at the bar surrounded by 'worldly water features'.

CEO of Orbital Assembly Tim Alatorre told CNN: "The station rotates, pushing the contents of the station out to the perimeter of the station, much in the way that you can spin a bucket of water - the water pushes out into the bucket and stays in place.

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"It's going to get us the opportunity to have people start to experience space on a larger scale, faster," he said.

The website adds: "Only a select few will have their name put down in history as being first to visit Voyager Station. Will it be you?"