What’s Hot: Hotels in space
Your next weekend getaway may actually be in space!
Waking up in a chic hotel room with a view of the solar system could be the future of travel, at least if space company Orbital Assembly has anything to say about it.
The U.S.-based company has revealed new information and concepts for its space hotel idea and is aiming to launch not one but two space stations with tourist accommodation.
Voyager Station scheduled to accommodate 400 people and to open in 2027, while new concept Pioneer Station, housing 28 people, could be operational in just three years.
The goal, says Orbital Assembly, is to run a space "business park" home to offices as well as tourists.
But there's still a pretty unbelievable price point attached to any space trip, which makes it hard for many of us to actually envisage spending our annual leave out of this world.
Tim Alatorre, Orbital Assembly's chief operating officer, thinks this barrier will lift as space tourism takes off.
"The goal has always been to make it possible for large amounts of people to live, work and thrive in space," Alatorre told CNN Travel in a new interview.