Instead of flying out of town and checking into a hotel, wealthy travelers someday may check into a high-flying hotel that orbits Earth every 90 minutes.
Tech company Orion Span is developing a modular space station, called Aurora Station, as the world’s first luxury hotel in outer space.
Aurora Station will fly 200 miles above earth, allowing guests to see an average of 16 sunsets and sunrises every 24 hours.
The space hotel will be 12 feet wide and 35 feet long and will feature guest suites with padded beds, high-speed wireless Internet service, and high-quality cuisine, not space food in a tube.
When they are not gazing out the windows, Aurora Station guests will be able play zero-gravity ping pong and participate in research that includes growing food.
Orion Span will charge at least $9.5 million per passenger for the 12-day trip, including a refundable $80,000 deposit. The company also requires passengers to undergo medical screening to make a reservation.