World's first ever luxury hotel in space 'Aurora Station' to launch in 2021

Want to spend a night up in the sky away from the Earth? Well, this may sound bizarre at first, but your wish may actually come true. 

World's first ever luxury hotel in space 'Aurora Station' to launch in 2021
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New Delhi: Want to spend a night up in the sky away from the Earth? Well, this may sound bizarre at first, but your wish may actually come true. World's first ever luxury hotel in space dubbed 'Aurora Station' will soon entice the tourists, reportedly.

Developed by a startup called Orion Span, the craft will be launched in the space in late 2021 and to welcome its guests in 2022. 

According to a report in Space.com, Aurora Station will be about the size of a large private jet's cabin. It'll measure 43.5 feet long by 14.1 feet wide (13.3 by 4.3 meters) and feature a pressurised volume of 5,650 cubic feet (160 cubic m).

The space hotel will allow only six people, including two crew members to stay for 12 days. It would orbit 320 kilometers above the earth and tourists will able to witness an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets a day.

Sounds amazing, right? But wait, it would cost a whopping Rs 61,74,52,500 ($9.5 million) per person to stay at Aurora Station. All those who are interested can deposit Rs 51,97,848 now for their future stay at Aurora Station and the amount is fully refundable.

Orion Span is a space technology start-up company based in Houston, Texas and Silicon Valley, California. The company's mission is to build and sustain human communities in space.
 

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