Many hotels have a claim to fame. There's a hotel where giraffes eat breakfast with the customers, one that's in the middle of the rainforest, and another that's built inside a solid block of ice each year before melting with the spring thaw. But there's something no hotel on earth can lay claim to: zero-gravity sleeping quarters. Orion Span, a startup based in Houston Texas, is planning to launch a space station that doubles as luxury hotel!
No other hotels look like this one.
The company plans to launch their hotel in 2021, with guests welcomed aboard in 2022.
Startup @OrionSpa @FrankBunger unveils space hotel called "Aurora Station" with aim of launching in 2021 and hosting guests by 2022. Guests would stay for $80,000 each after three months of space training https://t.co/0yDmuYhPwk— Tom Risen (@TomRisen) April 5, 2018
Visiting comes with a steep price-tag, however, both financial and figurative. Waitlists for the first trip are now open, and it costs $80,000 just to reserve a spot in line. If you get a seat on the shuttle, your stay will last 12 days and set you back a cool $9.5 million dollars, coming in at $792k a night...so don't even think about hitting the minibar.
Start saving money for your real out-of-this-world holiday:— Fercan Yalinkilic (@FercanY) April 6, 2018
First space hotel to be launched in almost 3 years from now.
The 12-day stay starts at $9.5 million per person.https://t.co/I0nSjmL14K pic.twitter.com/Q0G5Gxs6kb
And taking this vacation won't be quite as simple as going through a TSA checkpoint. Before their journey to the stars, guests will undergo three years of training to make sure they're prepared.
But it all might just be worth it for this view...
WATCH: Orion Span releases new design for its luxury space hotel. The "Aurora Station" plans to welcome its first guests in 2022, the 12-day adventure costs 9.5 million dollars per person pic.twitter.com/JQKyYpFhLj— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) April 6, 2018
Of course, your rooms won't be very spacious despite the large fee.
Consider Twitter on board! That is, as soon as they can save up some extra pocket change.
Amazing concept... https://t.co/RT2mCsuL8w— Highlight-Parking (@Highlight_UK) April 6, 2018