Set to launch in 2021, the first-ever luxury ‘space hotel’ will offer a 12-day visit to the tourist. Guess what, the hotel will give tourists stunning views of Earth and will also give a chance to witness an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets a day.
The hotel is named Aurora Station and will house six people at one time, out of which four will be paying passengers and two will be crew members. It is believed the space hotel will be modular in design, making it easier to launch and add to at a later date.
The luxury space hotel will be about the size of a large private jet’s cabin. It will measure 43.5 feet long by 14.1 feet wide (13.3 by 4.3 meters) approximately and will also feature a pressurised volume of 5,650 cubic feet (160 cubic m).
The Aurora hotel is designed to be a luxurious stay with cloth and material switched out on every flight and high speed wireless internet which will allow the visitors to keep in touch with friends and family. The guests will live in zero gravity conditions for the duration of the trip.
The total cost of a return ticket is $9.5 million (£6.7 million). Those interested in visiting the world’s first luxury space hotel’ will be required to deposit $80,000 (£57,129) up front. The total amount for the 12 day experience equates to more than $28,00 (£20,000) an hour.