Announced during the Space 2.0 summit in San Jose, California, the exciting Aurora Station project will allow six lucky people – including two crew members – the chance to enjoy first-class luxury accommodation above Earth.
A project launched by Houston-based company Orion Span, the amazing experience will feature a 12-day odyssey among the stars. No ordinary hotel check-in, the station will allow its guests to enjoy zero gravity and the chance to see Earth from above – plus an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets a day. The lucky attendees will also have the chance to take part in research experiments whilst communicating with their loved ones back home.
You’ll need more than just your credit card to book a room however – a trip to Aurora Station will also require a three-month training regime at the sum of £6.7 million before embarking is allowed. Refundable deposits of $80,000 can now be made online.
Frank Bunger, founder of Orion Span commented that the project had been made possible in part because “almost every week, there’s another rocket-launch company that’s starting up with a new way to get to orbit cheaper, faster, better”.
With the exciting new venture, guests onboard Aurora Station will be able to “enjoy the exhilaration of zero gravity … gaze at the northern and southern aurora through the many windows, soar over their hometowns, take part in research experiments such as growing food while in orbit (which they can take home with them as the ultimate souvenir), revel in a virtual reality experience on the holodeck, and stay in touch or live stream with their loved ones back home via high-speed wireless internet access.”
For more information, visit orionspan.com