For the wildest of travelers who feel they have already reached every destination on Earth, we have some exciting news to share with you.
In 2027, space construction firm Orbital Assembly Corp. (OAC) will launch a luxury space hotel called Voyager Station in low-Earth orbit, which might just be the most desired, fanciest travel destination ever.
Touted as the "world's first luxury space hotel," Voyager Station will be able to host up to 400 visitors, enabling guests to wander miles above the Earth's surface and enjoy a spectacular view of the cosmos.
In addition to providing rooms and suites, the hotel also offers all the luxurious amenities you could ever dream of, such as restaurants, bars, cinemas, gyms, Earth-view lounges, concert halls, and even a fitness spa with facilities like crew quarters, air, water and electricity provided.
Voyager will house 24 integrated habitation modules, each of which will be 65 feet long and 40 feet wide (20 by 12 meters). At near-lunar gravity, the rotating resort will have functional toilets, showers, and allow jogging and jumping in fun and novel ways.
Voyager Station is modeled after ideas imagined by renowned rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, one of the chief orchestrators of NASA's Apollo program, and also the designer of the V2 rocket for Nazi Germany. The 650-foot-wide (200 meters) wheel-shaped habitat can rotate at an angular velocity high enough to generate a moon-like degree of artificial gravity for the residents.
If realized, Voyager would become the biggest human-made structure in space. Assembly is reportedly scheduled to begin around 2025.
Space tourism is becoming an incredibly hot idea, and a number of businesses are seeking to make it happen-from Virgin Galactic to Elon Musk's SpaceX.
For now, the space hotel doesn't advertise a room rate but expect it to come with a very high price tag attached. Virgin Galactic, for example, plans to send travelers into suborbital space at $250,000 per person per flight.
The team behind Voyager Station, however, said they hoped that they would eventually make a stay at the hotel equal to "a trip on a cruise or a trip to Disneyland."
As a multi-phase endeavor requiring funds to accomplish this incredible feat, OAC is now officially open for private investors to purchase a stake in the company at $0.25 per share, until April 1, 2021.