The World’s First Space Hotel Will Open in 2027
With accommodation for 400 people, it will comprise hotel rooms, bars, restaurants, cinemas, and even spas. As per the company building the Voyager, Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), the construction will be starting in the year 2025 intending to open it up by 2027. We still are contemplating ways to make space livable. With the same aim, OAC came up with the idea of making Voyager Station. Their website apprises the Voyager Class to be a rotating space station so as to obtain different levels of artificial gravity depending on the speed of rotation.
The description further says, “The station will be designed from the start to accommodate both national space agencies conducting low gravity research and space tourists who want to experience life on a large space station with the comfort of low gravity and the feel of a nice hotel.” Moreover, the rooms would be comprising two concentric structural rings, one for the inner part and another for the outer.
The inner one serves as a docking hub while the outer one would be “the backbone of the station and provide mounting for habitable modules, solar panels, radiators, and a rail transport system.” Plus, it will be the spot where people can move freely around the station. The hotel cannot be in zero gravity because people can’t stay there for long without having proper training.
As per the information, the strenuous work for the project has been going on for many years when John Blincow established The Gateway Foundation in the year 2012, which eventually founded the OAC in 2018. There will also be pods attached below the outer ring for several purposes. While most of them will be used for accommodation, restaurants, bars, etc., others may be sold to NASA for research as well.
The motive of The Gateway Foundation was to create the first-ever spaceport. For the same purpose, their website continues to explain that they need to first focus on the smaller structures before moving on to the bigger ones. As of now, OAC hasn’t disclosed anything related to the cost of the entire project and also about the accommodation charges. But, on the other hand, they’ve hinted that it’ll be cheaper as reusable launch vehicles such as SpaceX Falcon 9 have been already made.
Voyager Class is one of their most important projects and ultimately, the first commercial space construction project in history. Moreover, their teams also need to proliferate to make the station working by 2027. So, they are also hiring people based on their skills and dedication. You can apply too and hope to become one of their crew members.