Room With a View: Renderings of a Proposed Space Hotel

Ever wondered how you'd sleep in space? A start-up from Texas and Silicon Valley wants to let you find out with its proposed luxury space hotel, Aurora Station. Orion Span hopes to launch the modular space station in 2021 and bring guests aboard the following year. But a 12-day stay won't be cheap.

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Aurora Station is a proposed floating luxury hotel that would orbit Earth starting in 2021, if all goes to the company Orion Span's plan.
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Aurora Station is a proposed floating luxury hotel that would orbit Earth starting in 2021, if all goes to the company Orion Span's plan.
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There would be zero gravity in Aurora Station, 200 miles above Earth, and visitors would be able to see the northern and southern lights and bring home food grown in space, according to a news release.
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Trips would last 12 days and cost $9.5 million per person, Orion Span said. The company is accepting reservations with an $80,000 deposit.
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Before heading to space, hotel guests would go through a three-month certification program.
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The hotel would be modular, meaning extra units could be added on to the initial structure in space.
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