First ‘Luxury Space Hotel’ Set To Open In 2022

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Tourists can try out the first “luxury space hotel” set to open in 2022, The New York Post reported.

Tourists seeking a zero-gravity vacation spot can try out the “luxury space hotel,” according to The New York Post Friday. Houston-based tech company Orion Span designed this possible vacation hot spot, Aurora Station, which is expected to launch into space 2021 and will house guests the following year, National Geographic added. Vacation-goers will need to shell out an initial $80,000 deposit for the 12-day trip, which starts at $9.5 million. The deposit for this pricey hotel is fully refundable.

The costly hotel will grant tourists unique experiences. Travelers will have the opportunity to see 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours, as well as the Aurora Borealis. These tourists will also get to assist in research experiments and even grow food in space, according to Orion Span’s website. The hotel is expected to host six guests at a time with two-person rooms.

“Aurora Station will be the World’s First Luxury Space Hotel in orbit 200 miles above the Earth’s surface. Our 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 experience. We launch in 2021,” the tech company advertises on their official website.

Orion Span is also working on developing living facilities in outer space.

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Gabrielle Okun