Science fiction? More like science reality!
Sci-fi fans and travel addicts alike, rejoice! No longer the stuff of dreams, big-budget films, and Hotels.com's promotional gambit, the galaxy's first space hotel is set to open in 2027. Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), is creating what they call the "first habitable space station with artificial gravity." The artificial gravity, a key selling point, will mean that the 400 visitors have access to "toilet facilities, showers, and beds that function similar to what you are used to on Earth."
Voyager Station, as it's called, "has been designed to merge business with pleasure."
Their website explains that while some modules will be governmental ("for scientific research, training, and staging facilities," according to The Indian Express), some will be for sale to private citizens and corporations, and will be "used for villas, hotels, commercial activity." As they encourage, "Make history as one of the first humans in history to own real estate in orbit."
As The Indian Express puts it, "From high-end restaurants and bars to gyms and activity centers, the station is supposed to have it all. In fact, the Gymnasium and Activity (GA) module" will, according to the website, "transform into a concert venue where the biggest musicians on Earth will rock the station as it circles the planet." However, unsurprisingly, the price for this luxury escape can "cost up to $25 million." If you can afford the hefty price tag, though, then you too can experience your very own interstellar adventure. Just brace yourself for the inevitable sci-fi horror plot that's sure to follow!
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