Construction is due to begin on the world’s first ‘space hotel’ in low Earth orbit in 2025. The Voyager Station will come equipped with restaurants, a cinema, spa and rooms for 400 people and is expected to open for business by 2027. Developed by the Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), the station’s infrastructure will be built in orbit around the Earth.
The space station will be a large circle and rotate to generate artificial gravity that will be set at a similar level to the gravity found on the surface of the Moon.
Voyager Station’s hotel will include many of the features you might expect from a cruise ship, including themed restaurants, a health spa and a cinema.
The first space construction will be a prototype 61 metre gravity ring in low Earth orbit that can spin up to create gravity at Mars’ level – 40% of Earth’s gravity.
That will take about two years to construct and has been called a ‘near-term demonstrator’ – when in space putting it together will take three days.
While the hotel is the initial goal of the artificial gravity space station, the company hope to lease pod space to agencies including NASA and ESA in future.
Source: Daily Mail