Looking for a unique, off-the-beaten-path honeymoon? Boy do we have the trip for you! On April 5 at the Space 2.0 Summit in San Jose, California, Orion Span announced the world's first space hotel, called the Aurora Station, and it'll be here way sooner than you think. Watch the video above to see pics of the amazing vessel, and how much it will cost you to visit!
If the big price tag doesn't scare you off, you can already reserve your spot online with a refundable deposit. The station will launch in 2021, but the first guests will be welcomed aboard in 2022. Crazy to think you could vacation in outer space in less than four years!
(Photo Credit: Orion Span)
"Travelers will enjoy the exhilaration of zero gravity and fly freely throughout Aurora Station, gaze at the northern and southern aurora through the many windows, soar over their hometowns, take part in research experiments such as growing food while in orbit (which they can take home with them as the ultimate souvenir), revel in a virtual reality experience on the holodeck, and stay in touch or live stream with their loved ones back home via high-speed wireless Internet access," explained the press release.
"While in space, Aurora Station guests will soar 200 miles above the Earth’s surface in Low Earth Orbit, or LEO, where they will find stunning views of the Earth. The hotel will orbit Earth every 90 minutes, meaning those aboard will see an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours. On return to Earth, guests will be treated to a hero’s welcome home."
But the hotel is just the beginning. These vessels will eventually be available for public sale, where people can own a spaceship, visit whenever they want, and rent it out. They will literally be the first condos in space!