Spatial tourism seems closer than ever. Waking up in a stylish hotel room overlooking the solar system could be the future of travel. If you are a fan of discovering new places, especially in outer space, do not rush and wait a bit until 2025, there is an American company called Orbital Assembly It will open two hotels and tourist offices to operate in space until 2025.
Last year, billionaire Richard Branson launched into suborbital space with his company Virgin Galactic, while Star Trek actor William Shatner became the biggest person in space thanks to a short flight with Blue Origin, according to CNN.
But there is still an extraordinary price associated with any space flight, which makes it difficult for many of us to consider spending our annual vacation out of this world.
* Opening of two hotels in space
The space company, “Orbital Assembly Corporation” is preparing to open two tourist hotel accommodations in space and within five years from now, it will not aim to accommodate only two hotels for holidays, but also extends to the reception offices for work.
Tim Alatori, the company’s chief operating officer, believes that space tourism was not a realistic project, so the company proposed building several units connected to giant elevators to form a rotating wheel that would be in orbit around the Earth. And that the American company wants to launch two hotel stations, for tourist accommodation. The first, called the “Voyager Station”, is likely to open in 2027 and the station can accommodate about 400 people. The second, “Pioneer Station”, has 28 people and can operate from 2025.
* Development of space flights
The goal is not limited to space tourism, Alatori said, as the company is also planning to develop an office space “business park” with offices. The goal is to enable a large number of people to live, work and thrive in space. ” The company stressed that the design will be very different from luxury hotels already on Earth, but the cost of space travel today seems to be staggering, and technical issues such as taking advantage of artificial gravity and so on are still required.
It is worth noting that the California-based company is an American company and what it is doing is a unique experience, as it is building the first space hotel floating on Earth’s atmosphere, where this futuristic concept, called Voyager Station, consists of 24 models connected by vertical elevators, to form together A rotating wheel revolves around the Earth and is scheduled to be fully operational by 2027.
Hotel-shaped plan designs show that the interior design will not change much from luxury hotels on the ground floor, but with some stunning scenes unknown in our world.
* Aesthetic design of the hotel
Confirmed by Orbital Assembly Corporation’s chief design engineer Tim Alatori, the initial designs showed that the hotel’s design aesthetic was inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s film “2001: A Space Odyssey”, which the architect described as a complete guide to ” things you almost should not “do.”.
Alatori said his team “talked to almost everyone” in the space industry about collaboration.
“But the only thing all these companies lack is the destination, right?” said Alatori. “It’s like you want to go see the Grand Canyon, and you’re walking in front of it and you’re right home.”
The International Space Station has hosted tourists in the past, including the world’s first space tourist Denis Tito in 2001, but Alatori suggests the ISS is primarily a place for work and research, and the Orbital Assembly Space Hotel takes care of another place.
“It would not be like I was going to a factory or a research facility,” he said. Instead, it should feel like a “science-fiction dream.”
“There are no wires everywhere, it is a comfortable space where you feel at home,” he added.
As billionaires pump money into space, there is also a growing backlash against space tourism, with many suggesting that money could be better spent on Earth.
In response to this criticism, Alatori suggested that “many life-changing technologies” stem from space exploration, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS).
Alatori also hypothesized that living in space would involve creating “sustainable communities.”
“This kind of closed system will change the culture, the way people think about resource use,” he said.
“Our environment is not just the Earth, it is the whole solar system. There are many resources out there, as we begin to take advantage of those resources that will change and improve the standard of living here on Earth.”
Despite the fact that the cost of a space ticket is currently banned, according to Alatori, space tourism will not be limited to billionaires.
“We are doing everything we can to make the space accessible to everyone, not just the rich,” he said.
In addition to cost, other barriers to creating a spatial community, Alatori said, are determining how much artificial gravity is needed and navigating current guidelines surrounding exposure to spatial radiation.
But since tourists would not necessarily stay for more than two weeks, Alatori suggested that this would not affect visitors and would be an even bigger problem for those working at stations.
Jeffrey A. Hoffman, a former NASA astronaut now in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, says the biggest hurdle for space tourism will be security concerns.
But Hoffman noted that, as with air travel, a strong safety record would bring the concept to life, although the risk of accidents remains.
“I’m excited about the idea that many people will be able to experience being in space, and we hope they bring back to Earth a new sense of their connection to our planet,” Hoffman said. The effect will also be key.
“When the word comes back and these early travelers tell their tales, you will not be able to drive people away.”
Meanwhile, Alatori thinks space tourism has just begun.
“For opponents or skeptics, what I’ve always said is: Give us time. It will happen. It will not happen overnight. Just wait, we’ll tell you what we’re doing as we move forward, and then you can make your judgment. “