Even with all the technological advancement and innovation of the last few years, I wouldn’t have expected a hotel in outer space until at least the year 2090, but it looks as though space holidays could become a reality much sooner than that.
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As per MailOnline, work is due to start on the world’s first ‘space hotel’ in low Earth orbit in 2025 – and it will come equipped with restaurants, a cinema, spa and rooms for 400 people.
Developed by the Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), the Voyager Station could be operational as early as 2027, with the infrastructure built in orbit around the Earth.
How is building a hotel in outer space even physically possible? Well, apparently 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’. Yeah, I don’t get it either but I guess that’s why the Orbital Assembly Corporation are building space hotels and I’m sat here blogging about it.
Many questions are still unanswered, of course. How much will travelling into space, staying at a space hotel and watching a movie in a space cinema cost? Will we have to wear a mask? Is there a mile-high club space equivalent we can join if we take our significant others along? My guess is that it will be unbelievably expensive and not available to us common folk for many years after completion. But hey, at least we won’t be the ones being sucked into a black hole or obliterated by the sun’s orbit if it all goes horrible wrong on opening day.
Besides, the article says the space hotel will be similar to a cruise ship in that it will have spas, cinemas, restaurants etc. But everyone knows that cruise ships are overrated AF. You’re stuck on a floating prison in the middle of the ocean and you have to stay there until the cruise is over. How is being stuck in a floating hotel in outer space any different? Yeah OK it will probably be awesome at first and the views will likely be breathtaking, but it will lose its appeal eventually. And no, I’m not just hating because I’ll be dead before I can ever afford a visit to the outer space hotel. What gave you that idea?
Have to admit though, outer space basketball looks like it could be a lotta fun:
The conspiracy-minded part of me can’t help but think this is all just a facade and what they’re really building is an outer space getaway for the elites who want to escape Earth when the next impending disaster hits. But that’s always going to cross your mind when you’re getting high and blogging about space hotels in the middle of a Tuesday.
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