Some people might be used to staying in fancy and expensive hotel rooms whenever they travel. But they travel on Earth. Soon, they might be able to also enjoy a spectacular view of the space. As soon as 2022. This is because tech start-up Orion Period is preparing to release its Aurora Space Station in 2021 and begin booking rooms a year later. This is if Aurora can indeed fly into low Earth orbit. It seems that the interior of this unusual hotel is as close to Star Trek as one will ever get.
According to Orion Period CEO and creator Frank Bunger, Aurora Station wants to offer people something extraordinary. After its launch, it will enter into service immediately, bringing people into space and offering them a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Floating at zero gravity is one of the many reasons you should be booking a room in this space hotel. It’s interesting that tourists will be able to capture 16 daybreaks and sun downs every 24 hours, because the space station will be orbiting Earth every 90 minutes. And in case you might start missing the people here on Earth, the space station will also have high-speed Wi-fi available.
A hotel room in space
Apart form this interesting experience, the Aurora Station is supposed to act as an extended training for a journey to Mars, moon, or any other planet that we might want to relocate to. The visitors will be able to take part in certain activities like growing food on orbit. However, you will still need an astronaut accreditation if you want to go to this space hotel.
Anyone who wishes that will have to go through a three-month Orion Period Astronaut Accreditation. Potential visitors will complete the first stage online, while the other two will be finished at Orion Period’s training center in Houston and on the Aurora Station.
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