The space hotels of the near future will offers the thrill of zero gravity and allow space travelers to watch the aurora borealis, grow food in space, or dive into the holodeck. Here interstelar visitors will spend more time looking out the window than anything else.
Offering the first world’s only authentic astronaut experience, Orion Span’s Aurora Station is the world’s first luxury space hotel in orbit 200 miles above the Earth’s surface. Aurora Station is a modular space station ready to accommodate space tourists on 12-day journeys. The luxurious accommodations will include private suites for two, the most number of windows ever created for spaceflight, weightlessness, and the world’s only authentic astronaut lifestyle. The space hotel will launch in 2021 with reservations starting at $9.5 million per person.
Aurora Station will host up to 6 people at a time. One or more of those guests may include professional astronauts from space agencies around the world. At an altitude of 200 miles, your views will be far superior than those of other space destinations: close enough for great detail and photographing your hometown, far enough to get a glimpse of our broader pale blue dot. With an orbit complete every 90 minutes, you’ll see countless sunrises and sunsets.
“The premise of Aurora Station is for guests to live, feel, and breath what it’s like to be an astronaut,” explained Frank Bunger, CEO of Orion Span. That means 24/7 weightlessness—and plenty of freeze-dried food and Tang, too. “It’s not going to be five-star dining. Fire and gas don’t work the same way in space as they do on Earth.”
“Like any thriving community, we designed Aurora Station to grow and respond to market needs. When we reach capacity, we simply launch another of the same space station and attach it on Aurora’s radial hub. As Aurora Station continues to grow with market demand, we will also sell space condos – your own capacity aboard Aurora Station and future space stations to visit, sublease, or one day live in as you wish,” added Bunger.
Aurora Station leases on-orbit capacity, on demand. The private stations supports a range of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) missions, including, In Situ Manufacturing, Microgravity Research, Space Hardware Validation, and more. Ever wanted to own your own slice of Space? For visiting, investment & subleasing, or living, Aurora Station will be the destination of the future, say its creators.