Technology is finally catching up with cartoons and old TV shows because it appears that people are finally going to be able to "live in space." Yes, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century might actually be a possible future for us now. But at a very hefty price!
Millionaires are going to get the chance to travel aboard the Aurora Space Station, which is a luxury space hotel. In 2021, the Aurora Space Station will launch and will accept its first guests in 2022. The hotel is being created by Orion Span, a Houston-based technology startup. The station is going to be fully modular space station that also acts as a hotel.
In order to get a spot on board, passengers need to leave an $80,000 deposit. That only barely covers the cost of the 12-day journey. Prices start at $9.5 million! So, if you were interested in going, you're going to need to start saving ASAP.
We host up to 6 people at a time. One or more of those guests may include professional astronauts from space agencies around the world. At an altitude of 200 miles, your views will be far superior than those of other space destinations: close enough for great detail and photographing your hometown, far enough to get a glimpse of our broader pale blue dot. With an orbit complete every 90 minutes, you'll see countless sunrises and sunsets.
What the actual room will look like isn't yet known, but the rooms can fit two. Which will make them perfect for couples looking to go on a romantic two-week getaway. However, in order to prepare for the trip, applicants will need to undergo a three-month certification process.
If you have $10 million laying around, you can make your reservation now. You might want to move fast, however!