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The new race to space is on with Elon Musk's plan to travel to Mars by 2022, and now, a luxury space hotel in the works. Orion Span, a Houston-based space technology startup, announced its revolutionary "Aurora Station" on April 5 at the Space 2.0 Summit in San Jose, CA. For the hefty price of $9.5 million, you too can tour space in style.
The station promises an "authentic astronaut experience" and will be equipped to host six people (four guests and two crew members) for 12 days. It will be the size of a large private jet's cabin and will include amenities such as: growing your own food in space, floating through zero-gravity, live-chatting with family members back home (because of course the station will have high-speed WiFi), and the ability to orbit the earth every 90 minutes. That's 16 sunsets and 16 sunrises, for those of you counting along at home. Each guest must also go through and complete a three-month astronaut certification before being welcomed aboard.
originally posted by: FamCore
For $9.5 mill, I won't ever be able to afford it, but hopefully in the future there are more affordable options since I would love to go into space
originally posted by: StallionDuck
If I had billions, I seriously doubt I could bring myself to do it. I'd be terrified of the first micro meteor blasting through my living quarters and depressurising the whole damn station. View or no view. In space, no one can hear you scream and no one is coming to save you.
originally posted by: WarPig1939
Next big project will be a permanent space station large enough to hold the world's wealthiest families and they will call it Elysium. No one that has less than a 10 million will be allowed to stay there probably and the rest of us peasants will be left to fight over what's left on the dusty barren rock called Earth.
originally posted by: Phage
It'll never happen.
If they let tourists up there the globe Earth lie will be revealed.