VISITING THE WORLD'S FIRST SPACE HOTEL WILL BECOME THE NEW NORM!
The year is 2025 and hotel reservations will be all-together out of this world! ...
A startup called the Gateway Foundation has announced plans to launch a luxury hotel in outer space and name it the Von Braun Space Station – with the aim of making visiting space accessible to everyone.
The hotel is one of a series of incredible ideas the foundation has, including first figuring out how to build in space and, eventually, a low-orbit space city.
Designs for the Von Braun Space Station show it would be made of two rotating concentric rings that the Gateway Foundation claims would provide artificial gravity one-sixth as strong as Earth’s. Unlike the ISS ( International Space Station) it will have gravity, full-working kitchens, bars, amenities and interiors made with natural materials and colours.
According to Tim Alarorre, the architect at the Space Station, visiting space will be like going on any-other vacation comparable to that of a cruise!
The goal of the Gateway Foundation is to have the Von Braun operational by 2025 with 100 tourists visiting the station per week. Because the overall costs are still so high most people assume that space tourism will only be available to the super rich, and while I think this will be true for the next several years, the Gateway Foundation has a goal of making space travel open to everyone.
The Von Braun’s rotating wheel will consist of 24 individual modules outfitted with life-support systems and sleeping accommodations. Some modules will be sold as private residences, others will be rented to governments for scientific purposes. In total the Gateway Foundation expects the population of the station to be around 400.
The Gateway Foundation’s goal also plans to have a second station in orbit by 2030, which would house at least 500 people permanently living in space and a total of 200 visitors weekly — totaling more than 10,000 space tourists a year.