Peek Inside This Rotating Space Hotel That’s Slated to Open in 2027
With COVID vaccine rollouts happening across the country, many people are hoping to plan a post-COVID getaway. And if you wait six years, that getaway could be to outer space.
Orbital Assembly, a space construction company, has announced that a space hotel called Voyager Station is on track to begin construction in 2026 and to host guests by 2027. Orbital Assembly says Voyager Station will simulate gravity using using centrifugal force.
It will rotate ferris wheel style, with an inner ring for docking and unloading passengers, an outer ring with an access tube for moving about the spacecraft. Mounted on the outer ring will be habitable pods or modules.
Plans for the modules include a gym, kitchen, restaurant, and bar. According to the Voyager Station website, the bar will have “an other worldly water feature” that will “seemingly defy the laws of physics as a curving flow of water falls from the ceiling to the restaurant below.”
The gym is projected to have 23-foot ceilings where you can work out and play sports in a 1/6th Earth gravity environment. At the lower level, you’ll be able to lift weights and run on the treadmill while watching the Earth and stars rotate below you. At night, the space is expected to transform into a concert venue.
Hotel suites offer sleeping accommodations for two with a private bathroom. For longer stays, you can book a luxury villa for a week or month — or, you can purchase it outright. The villas are 5,300 square feet and will have their own cooking facilities, three bathrooms, and sleeping accommodations for up to 16 people.
In addition to hosting guests, there are also plans for government-owned modules on the spacecraft used for scientific research, training, and staging facilities.
Hotels like these might be launching more frequently in the near future, as space tourism seems to the newest space race.