Space tourism looks closer than ever. Waking up in an elegant hotel room overlooking the solar system may be the future of travel. If you’re a fan of discovering new places, especially in outer space, do not be in a hurry and wait a bit until the year In 2025 there is a US company called Orbital Assembly It will open two tourist hotels and offices to work in space by 2025.
Last year, billionaire Richard Branson and his company Virgin Galactic launched into suborbital space, while Star Trek actor William Shatner became the largest person in space thanks to a short flight with Blue Origin, according to CNN.
But there is still an incredible price point attached to any space flight, making it difficult for many of us to consider spending our annual vacation outside of this world.
* Opening of two hotels in space
The space company, “Orbital Assembly Corporation” is preparing to open two tourist hotel accommodation in the space, and within five years from now it will not only be intended to accommodate two holiday hotels, but also extends to offering offices for work .
Tim Alatori, the company’s chief operating officer, believes that space tourism was not a real project, so the company proposed building several units connected by giant elevators to form a spinning wheel that orbits the Earth. would be. And that the American company wants to introduce two hotel stations, for tourist accommodation. The first, called “Voyager Station”, is likely to open in 2027, and the station can accommodate about 400 people. The second, the “Pioneer Station”, has 28 people and can be operated from 2025.
* Space flight development
The goal is not limited to space tourism, Alatori said, as the company also plans to develop a space “business park” with offices. The goal is to enable large numbers of people to live, work and thrive in space. ” The company stressed that the design will be very different from the luxury hotels already on Earth, but the cost of space travel seems to be excessive today, and technical issues such as taking advantage of artificial gravity are still required, and so on.
It is noteworthy that the California-based company is an American company, and what it does is a unique experience, as it builds the first floating space hotel above the Earth’s atmosphere, where this futuristic concept, called Voyager Station, exists from 24 models connected by vertical elevators, to form a Spinning Wheel revolves around the Earth, and it is scheduled to be fully operational in 2027.
The designs of the hotel’s design plans suggest that the interior design will not differ much from the luxury hotels on the surface of the earth, but with some beautiful scenes that are unknown in our world.
* Hotel aesthetic design
Confirmed by Tim Alatori, chief design engineer at Orbital Assembly Corporation, the initial designs showed that the hotel’s design aesthetics were inspired by director Stanley Kubrick’s movie “2001: A Space Odyssey,” which the architect described as the complete guide to “things you almost” should not do. “
Alatori said his team had “talked to almost everyone” in the space industry about the collaboration.
“But the one thing all these companies miss is destination, right?” Alatori said. “It’s kind of like if you want to go see the Grand Canyon, and you drive in front of it and you’re straight back home.”
The International Space Station has housed tourists in the past, including the world’s first space tourist Denis Tito in 2001, but Alatori suggests that the ISS is primarily a place for work and research, and Orbital Assembly’s Space Hotel provides for another nis.
“It will not be like I’m 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’s a comfortable space where you just feel at home,” he added.
As billionaires pump money into space, there is also a growing setback against space tourism, with many people pointing out that money can be better spent on earth.
In response to this criticism, Alatori suggested that “many life-changing technologies” emerge from space exploration, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS).
Alatori also assumed that life in space would involve the creation of “sustainable communities”.
“This kind of closed-loop system is going to change the culture, the way people think about resource use,” he said.
“Our environment is not just the Earth, it is the entire 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 ticket to space is currently unaffordable, space tourism will not be limited to billionaires, according to Alatori.
“We are doing everything we can to make the space accessible to everyone, not just the rich,” he said.
In addition to the cost, other barriers to creating a space community determine, according to Alatori, how much artificial gravity is needed, and navigate current guidelines around exposure to space radiation.
But since the tourists would not necessarily stay longer than two weeks, Alatori suggested that it would not affect visitors, and would be an even bigger problem for those working at the stations.
Jeffrey A. Hoffman, a former NASA astronaut who is now in the Department of Aeronautics and Aerospace at MIT, says the biggest obstacle to space tourism will be safety issues.
But Hoffman noted that, as with air travel, a solid safety record will bring the concept to life, even if the risk of accidents remains.
“I’m excited about the idea that many more people will be able to experience in space, and we hope they’ll bring a new sense of their connection to our planet back to Earth,” Hoffman said. The effect will also be the key.
“When the word comes back and these early travelers tell their stories, you will not be able to turn people away.”
Meanwhile, Alatori thinks space tourism has just begun.
“For no-seers or skeptics, what I’ve always said is: Give us time. It’s going to happen. It’s not going to happen overnight. Just wait, we’ll show you what we’re doing as we move forward, and then you can your judgment skin. “