A hotel with an out-of-the-world experience will soon be more than a metaphor as humankind will see its first ever hotel in outer space soon. The hotel is being constructed by the group Orbital Assembly. The 3-year-old company plans to begin building Voyager Station in low Earth orbit in 2025, and believes its interstellar resort may be operational as soon as 2027, the Daily Mail reported.
The celestial hotel will have individual pods attached to a rotating wheel, with tubes connecting the different areas forming an X, as if the wheel’s axle. The hotel will be replete with facilities like a themed restaurants, a health spa, a cinema, gyms, libraries, concert venues, Earth-viewing lounges and bars and rooms for 400 people. Crew quarters, air, water and power will also be available in the spaceship. The construction on the Voyager Station will begin in 2025 and will be operational by 2027.
Orbital Assembly is also eyeing to find permanent stakeholders government agencies looking to use the space as a training center. The hotel will circle the globe every 90 minutes. People can also buy one of the 20×12 metre modules for a private villa or modules to create a hotel with spa, etc.
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, the DailyMail reported. However, the company is yet to reveal the cost of construction.
“This will be the next industrial revolution,” John Blincow, the founder of Gateway Foundation, was quoted as saying. The Gateway Foundation will run some of the Voyager’s pods.
A robot by the name of STAR (Structure Trust Assembly Robot) is set to build the Voyager’s frame in orbit once the company completes some gravity-related testing.