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Space Tourism: World’s First Space Hotel Will Welcome You From 2027

by Shatakshi Gupta

There are plenty of luxurious hotels in the world, but now get ready for the first hotel to be built outside the earth.  Yes! You heard it right, 4 years from now, work on this hotel will begin in 2025 in the lower orbit of the earth. It will also have restaurants, a cinema, a spa and rooms for 400 people.  The Voyager station of the Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC) may be ready by 2027.  This space station will be a large circle and will rotate to produce artificial gravity. This gravity will be equal to the gravity of the moon.

Also read: NASA announces contract for Space Station to orbit Moon

The idea!

The hotel station of Voyager station will have many features that will giveyou the experience of a cruise ship. Several pods will be attached on the outer side of the ring and some of these pods can also be sold to NASA or ESA for space research. According to the OAC, making it with the help of launch vehicles like SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Starship may cost less. The concept of the orbiting space station was of Wernher von Braun, associated with NASA’s Apollo program in the 1950s.The Voyager station is of a much larger scale than that. It first surfaced in 2012 with the launch of the Gateway Foundation.

Idea to reality

 If the Voyager station becomes successful, it will be the largest object sent by humans in space. For a long time, the cost of sending anything to space has been $ 8000 per kg, but after the re-launch Capable Falcon 9, it has come down to $ 2000 per kg. It is believed that this could be further reduced with the starship of SpaceX. With their help, a continuous and fast connection between Earth and Voyager Station will be possible. The team that created it, has experienced members from NASA, pilots, engineers and architects who are building a system with multiple pods.

A revolution in 90 minutes

This station will complete the round of the earth every 90 minutes. A prototype station test will be done first. Like the International Space Station, the free-flying micro-gravity facility is to be tested. For those who have to stay here for a long time, they will need gravity. Therefore rotation is very important. Gravity can also be reduced or increased by increasing or decreasing the rotation. When the test is complete, STAR (Structure Truss Assembly Robot) will create its frame. It can take two years to build and three days to assemble in space.

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