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Space tourism: world’s first space hotel opening in 2027

Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC) is moving forward with its space tourism project, as the world’s first space hotel is set to open in 2027.

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Voyager Station will be able to accommodate 400 guests. There will be viewing platforms to see the Earth, as well as a bar, spa and gym.

“Voyager Station will leverage the technologies of space and the comforts of Earth to create a unique experience unparalleled in history,” said OAC.

“Simulated gravity will offer amenities like toilet facilities, showers, and beds that function similar to what you are used to on Earth.”

Voyager Station hotel

The hotel will also boast 3D holograms, digital wall art and robots. It will spin to create artificial gravity as it travels around the Earth.

Accommodation facilities include luxury villas and hotel suites, while a restaurant will offer ‘space classics’, such as Tang and freeze-dried ice cream.

Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC) will begin building the hotel in 2025, with plans to open the Voyager Station in 2027. OAC is run by former pilot John Blincow, who also leads the Gateway Foundation.

Voyager Station will be designed to accommodate national space agencies “conducting low gravity research” and space tourists “who want to experience life on a large space station with the comfort of low gravity and the feel of a nice hotel”, said OAC.

Restaurant serving ‘space classics’

Virgin Galactic recently appointed former Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde to help design the experience journey as the company’s first ‘Experience Architect’.

“This is one of the most profound things that can happen to you,” said Rohde. “To go beyond the reaches of the earth, to space, and look back down at it.”

Virgin Galactic aims to send travellers to space via the first commercial vehicle for spaceflight. It will offer customers multi-day experiences, which include out-of-seat zero gravity and views of Earth.

Images: Orbital Assembly Corporation

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A journalist specialising in entertainment and attractions, Bea loves theme parks (mainly Disney) and is particularly interested in things of a gothic, horror or fantasy nature.

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