Right now many of us would settle for a holiday outside of our home town, thanks to the pandemic.
Set your sights a little higher though for the future. How about a holiday… to space?
There are plans for the first-ever space to open in 2027.
Named the Voyager Class space station, up to 400 guests will be able to stay.
Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC) are the people behind the idea. They announced construction on the Voyager Class will begin in 2025.
Which when you think about it, really isn’t that long to wait.
“The station will be designed from the start to accommodate both national space agencies conducting low gravity research and space tourists who want to experience life on a large space station with the comfort of low gravity and the feel of a nice hotel,” according to the OAC website.
There will be bars, restaurants and even a gym. It’s basically like a cruise ship, but in space.
So how will it look? The space station hotel will consists of two concentric rings. The inner ring is a dedicated docking hub, while the outer ring is “the backbone of the station”.
According to the website it provides “mounting for habitable modules, solar panels, radiators, and a rail transport system”.
There will be pods attached to the outer ring. They will serve different functions, including accommodation for tourists as well as amenities.
Some of the pods could be sold to Nasa for research and training purposes.
As it rotates through space, the hotel will also be designed to “produce varying levels of artificial gravity by increasing or decreasing the rate of rotation”.
If you’ve watched too many space disaster films to fancy a trip up there but fancy something futuristic, how about a cruise with robot staff?
MSC Cruises announced they will have a robotic “humanoid” bartender.
Named Rob, the barman will be part of the crew onboard the MSC Virtuosa.
Humanoid Rob will be serving you from the cruise ship’s bar.
According to the website, Rob will be on hand to “mix and serve his signature cocktails, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and countless personalised drinks, just like a human bartender would do, whilst engaging the guests with his voice, human-like expressions for a fully immersive bar experience,”
The bar is aptly named the MSC Starship Club.
The designers say it’s inspired by a “spaceship of the future”. It will also feature 3D holograms, a digital art wall and an infinity digital interactive table.
Why does this sound like an episode of Black Mirror in the making?
Would you holiday in space?
Image via Voyer Station