World’s Largest ‘Space Hotel’ Called Voyager Station Can Host 400 Guests & Will Open In 2027

It has been quite a week for space enthusiasts. After a Japanese billionaire recently announced that he’s looking for 8 people to fly to the moon with him for free, now comes another space exploration project which is quite literally an out-of-the-world experience.

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A new ambitious project of building a commercial hotel named ‘Voyager Station’ above the earth’s atmosphere in space was recently announced by a space construction company called Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC).

The company is planning to start building it in 2025, and it could potentially be operational in the year 2027. John Blincow, chief executive of Orbital Assembly, said that that the hotel can cost $5 million (Rs 36 crore approx) for 3.5 days, Times Now reports.

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As per a report in HT, the giant wheel with 24 modules would be connected by elevator shafts and would “rotate to generate artificial gravity of a level found on the moon’s surface.” The construction company says that the space hotel in the low Earth orbit would also have 44 ERVs (Emergency Return Vehicles) which will aid in autonomous landing through automated flight controls.

The company’s official website says, “Simulated gravity will offer amenities like toilet facilities, showers, and beds that function similar to what you are used to on Earth.” The commercial station spread over a habitable space of 11,600 square meters is expected to have many other features including room for 400 guests, including hotel suites, luxury villas, restaurant, bar, and gym.

Here’s the company’s video that explains how the project would take place:

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