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Company hopes to launch luxury hotel in space

2018-04-05 22:05
A company has announced what it's calling the world's first luxury hotel in space. Orion Span made the announcement at the Space 2.0 Summit in San Jose, California, unveiling their plans for "Aurora Station." Scheduled to welcome its first guests in 2022, Aurora is a planned modular space station, capable of hosting six people at a time. The stay doesn't come cheap; the 12-day adventure costs 9.5 million dollars per person. Orion Span has already started taking reservations with an $80,000 deposit. Before taking off, guests are required to complete a three-month training course, part online, part at the company's facility in Houston, Texas. According to Orion Span, guests will be able take part in research experiments such as growing food while in orbit and keep touch in with people on Earth via high-speed Internet. Credit: Iron Span via Reuters