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The first space hotel could be up and orbiting by 2024!2 min read

January 19, 2021 2 min read

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The first space hotel could be up and orbiting by 2024!2 min read

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Adventure buffs and lovers of all things space and extra-terrestrial have something to look forward to – a hotel in space is in the works, and could be ready by as early as 2024.

A render of AxStation, the first completely private space station

This $2 billion project by Axiom Space is called AxStation. Axiom Space is co-founded by former NASA International Space Station manager Michael Suffredini, who aims at launching the first segment of a new commercial space station in three years, which will double as a luxury hotel.  

The interiors of the space station

Orbiting 250 miles (1 mile is 1.60934 kilometres. Can you calculate how many kilometres 250 miles is?) above Earth and travelling over 17,000 miles per hour, the station’s quarters will offer padded walls, complete with colour-changing LEDs and sound and video-streaming capabilities, 24-inch windows with panoramic views of the globe and custom-crafted decor by a renowned French interior designer.

What’s more, meals will be served at the Earth Observatory lounge where you can feast with fellow earthlings, along with drinks served in special cups and glasses that are designed to work in microgravity.

Owliver’s Obscure Facts

The term microgravity environment is more or less synonymous with the terms weightlessness and zero-gravity. It is the condition in which people or objects appear to be weightless.

However, this isn’t going to be a budget-friendly holiday at all. There’s buzz that travellers looking to have this unique experience will have to pay a very hefty sum, with tickets rumoured to cost $40 million and above! Travellers will also have to undergo 15 weeks of rigorous training and will have to live in space-like conditions for 10 days.

Owliver’s Obscure Facts

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has reportedly already reserved a seat on the commercial station and is currently in talks with director Doug Liman to shoot the first film in space!

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Sources: gq.com, bosshunting.com

Photos: Axiom Space