The world’s first space hotel will be modeled after luxury hotels in NYC and Paris — and the foundation designing it says it will be completed by 2025
Taking an out-of-this-world vacation may soon be a lot easier — literally. That’s because the galaxy is in line to get its first space hotel, if one group has its way.
The Gateway Foundation, which was formed specifically to establish a commercial spaceport, is currently designing the first space hotel, set to be named Von Braun Rotating Space Station, according to Dezeen. Likely to be history’s first commercial space station, the group envisions the ambitious project being completed by 2025.
“Eventually, going to space will just be another option people will pick for their vacation, just like going on a cruise, or going to Disney World,” Tim Alatorre, the senior design architect for the station, told the design website.
Based on a concept developed by Wernher von Braun, the hotel’s namesake, in the 1950s, the space hotel/station will consist of a 623-foot-diameter rotating wheel that will create a gravitational force similar to the one felt on the moon. The station will feature much of the same technology similar to that used on the International Space Station, but its artificial gravity will make both long- and short-term stays that much more pleasant.
The Von Braun’s rotating wheel will consist of 24 individual modules outfitted with life-support systems and sleeping accommodations. The Gateway Foundation expects the population of the station to be 400, and plans to sell modules as private residences, rent out others to governments for research purposes and turn the remaining, well, space, into a luxe hotel.