The idea of actually visiting space and having a vacation there is an intriguing premise and is exactly what the “Aurora Station” hotel is hoping to capitalize on by 2021. But if you’re planning on being one of the select few to participate, you’d better have some major cash to spend.
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Aurora Station, which is run out of a California firm called Orion Span, will offer a 12-day stay at the space station that will reportedly cost $9.5 million, according to the Daily Mail.
The luxury space hotel will allow its wealthy participants to take part in certain space activities such as zero gravity, looking down upon the Earth from space and, of course, being able to experience multiple sunrises a day.
The unique premise was announced Thursday evening during the Space 2.0 Summit. According to CNN, the space station hotel will allow four people with a crew of two to visit comfortably.
“Our goal is to make space accessible to all,” CEO and Founder of Orion Span, Frank Bunger, said at the summit.
Bunger says the trip will be the experience of a lifetime. “Upon launch, Aurora Station goes into service immediately, bringing travelers into space quicker and at a lower price point than ever seen before, while still providing an unforgettable experience.”
Along with living out your inner astronaut dreams, Bunger told Forbes that they have a few surprises up their sleeves that will further immerse the customer in the experience — the virtual reality experience.
“We have a virtual reality experience, what we call the holodeck, named after Star Trek,” he said. For those concerned about the effect space travel has on the human body, Bunger has you covered.
He has “taken what was historically a 24-month training regimen to prepare travelers to visit a space station and streamlined it to three months, at a fraction of the cost,” he says.
Talk about a hotel with an extraordinary view.