Space technology startup Orion Span has declared that its brand new government-owned space station would enable extraterrestrial stays with the assistance of Houstonians.
Frank Bunger who is the founder and CEO of Orion Span asserted that they plan to build it on the ground in Houston in the area of the Clear Lake and therefore it is going to be a Houston-based project.
He went on to add that they would be going to experiment what it feels like to be an astronaut and spend their day-to-day life engaging in such activities.
The Aurora Station will be a high-flying, five-star space hotel.
Construction is expected to commence early next year. Orion Span plans to launch the orbiting outpost in 2021.
The first guests are expected in 2022. They will live aboard the hotel built for six people, including two crew members.
The hotel would orbit the Earth once every 16 minutes. At that rate, passengers could see 16 sunrises and sunsets within 24 hours.
The company promises, at 200 miles up, guests would be close enough to take a photo of their hometown, but far enough to appreciate the view of our blue planet as you float in micro-gravity.
The experience is not cheap. Orion Span is taking reservations at present.
This would be the first luxury hotel in space. Orion Span said this is just the beginning. The company is also planning a series of space condos, where there is plenty of space for expansion.