The world’s first space hotel in low Earth orbit will be equipped with restaurants, a cinema, spa and rooms for 400 people.
Developed by the Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), the Voyager Station could be operational as early as 2027.
The space station will be a large circle and rotate to generate artificial gravity that will be set at a similar level to the gravity found on the surface of the Moon.
Voyager Station’s hotel will include many of the features you might expect from a cruise ship, including themed restaurants, a health spa and a cinema.
It will feature a series of pods attached to the outside of the rotating ring and some of these pods could be sold to the likes of NASA and ESA for space research.
No details of cost to build the space station, or the cost of spending a night in the hotel have been revealed, although OAC say build costs are getting cheaper thanks to reusable launch vehicles like the SpaceX Falcon 9 and the future Starship.
The Voyager space station will be rotating to produce Moon-level artificial gravity.
There will be an inner ‘docking ring’ which is un-pressurised to allow ships to unload passengers and cargo.
There will then be a habitation ring which will include a number of modules along the outer edge. This includes a gym, kitchen, restaurant, bar and crew quarters.
Other modules will be privately or government owned, including villas, hotels or commercial activity zones.
The Voyager Class space station will be made up of a series of rings, with a number of ‘modules’ attached to the outermost of the rings.
Some of these 24 modules will be run by the Gateway Foundation and will be for things like crew quarters, air, water and power.
People could buy one of the 20×12 metre modules for a private villa or multiple modules to create a hotel with spa, cinema and more.
Government agencies could use the station to house their own science module or as a training centre for astronauts preparing to go to Mars.