Construction on the First-Ever Space Hotel Will Begin in 2025

The intergalactic inn will feature restaurants, movie theaters, and enough rooms for over 400 guests.

Have you always dreamed of seeing outer space? For the most part, space aficionados everywhere could only think about enjoying the galaxies through the experiences reported by astronauts and photos or videos provided by space agencies. But now there's something new for those with aspirations of visiting the galaxies to look forward to: According to the Daily Mail, the Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC) is set to begin construction on the world's first hotel in outer space in 2025. Not only will this out-of-this-world vacation spot feature everything from restaurants to movie theaters, but it will also orbit 400 guests around the Earth with its unique infrastructure.

couple in room at voyager station space hotel
courtesy of voyager station

This hotel, formally called the Voyager Station, will rotate in a large circle and have a similar gravity to the surface of the Moon. While its features already seem far from what hotels are like here on Earth, it is actually supposed to resemble a cruise ship-like experience—including a health spa and themed restaurants.

You'll have to be patient if you want to plan a visit, though. The station won't open its doors until 2027 at the earliest, but it will feature modules attached to the outer rings of the space station. There will be 24 modules operated by the Gateway Foundation for exclusive areas for the crew, air, water, and power. Some will also have gyms, kitchens, restaurants, bars, and other needs for people who will be in the hotel for extended periods of time. And thanks to the Voyager Station, travelers and space researchers alike will be able to benefit from this new travel location. Private companies, governments, and agencies (like NASA) can even lease out and buy modules to create their own villas or use the area as training for their astronauts.

"This will be the next industrial revolution," John Blincow, the founder of the Gateway Foundation, said. While he noted that this will innovate the space industry like never before, there are also formalities that still need to be worked out—mainly the gravity aspect of travel. "People need gravity so their bodies won't fall apart," said Blincow, noting that this travel experience can help researchers understand how much gravity our bodies truly need.

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