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Space hotel to open in just five years?

As Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson duke it out in space, a Sacramento start-up Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC) has announced plans to open a space hotel by 2027. 


The luxury resort has been designed to accommodate 280 guests and 112 crew members, complete with a restaurant, a bar, a concert hall, a gym and even a cinema, Astronomy magazine reported. 



Freshly arrived guests will enter a zero-gravity docking hub before being taken to their “habitation modules”.


They’ll be able to carry out activities unlike those experienced on Earth and take in some pretty amazing views. 


But how much will it cost to stay there?


According to OAC’s vice president and architect behind the hotel, Tim Alatorre, “the resort is cheap, it’s the flight that’s expensive”.


“We want to make this an easy choice,” he told Astronomy magazine. 


“If you want to go to Paris for a week or you want to go to space for a week, we want it to be a question of preference, not of money.”


“We are committed to this, and we’ve invested our lives and our fortunes into making this a reality,” Alatorre says. “There’s nothing technologically standing in our way. It's just a question of time and money, and we can overcome those.”


Image: OAC


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Published: 30 March 2022

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