New designs have been revealed for an incredible hotel in space
The aim is to get the hotel off the ground by 2025 and fully operational for travel in 2027.
Tim Alatorre, senior design architect at the Gateway Foundation, says that the rotation wheels would create a simulated gravity, which would likely be the first commercial space construction project in history.
"The station rotates, pushing the contents of the station out to the perimeter of the station, much in the way that you can spin a bucket of water -- the water pushes out into the bucket and stays in place," he tells CNN Travel.
However, getting to space is an expensive journey. The Von Braun hotel is hoping to make the journey into space and a stay at the hotel the equivalent of “a trip on a cruise or a trip to Disneyland”.
The station is aiming to sleep 352 people and has a maximum capacity of 450, with plenty of recreational activities on board.
"We're going to have a number of different recreation activities and games that'll highlight the fact that you're able to do things that you can't do on Earth," says Alatorre.
"Because of the weightlessness and the reduced gravity, you'll be able to jump higher, be able to lift things, be able to run in ways that you can't on Earth."
The goal of the Gateway Foundation is to create a “starship culture” where people eventually want to live and work in space.View this post on Instagram
Soon, you could vacation in space 🌌 The Gateway Foundation released plans for the Von Braun Station, a cruise-ship-style hotel floating among the stars. The aim is to get the hotel off the ground by 2025 and make it fully operational for travel by 2027. The hotel will initially cater to those with money to blow, but the foundation is hoping to eventually make the cost equivalent to a trip to Disneyland. (📸: Courtesy Gateway Foundation)
"People will want to go and experience this just because it's a cool new thing and they've never done it before," he admits.
"But our goal -- the overall goal of the Gateway Foundation -- is to create a starship culture where people are going to space, and living in space, and working in space and they want to be in space. And we believe that there's a demand for that."
And if you’re more environmentally conscious, you can relax on a trip in space as everything will be recycled.
"On the station itself, it's going to be about the most environmentally friendly vacation you'll ever have. Because we're recycling everything," says Alatorre.
"There's no amount of water or trash or waste that is going to be discarded, everything will be recycled, reused, stored, converted to some other form.”
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