La Gateway Foundation he is building a space hotel inspired by the projects of the missile scientist Wernher von Braun.
For the association, the space hotel with artificial gravity will be operational by 2025, and will be assembled directly in orbit by robots and drones.
If the destinations on earth no longer satisfy you, you just have to wait a few years and enjoy your stay in the next space hotel. The designer of the Von Braun Space Station (this is the name of the project) showed many plans and details of a real resort in space.
A suite with Earth view
The Gateway Foundation space hotel will have everything, including gravity. Kitchens, bars, inviting interiors, sumptuous furnishings. In 5 years, it will begin to receive tourists at the rate of 100 per week.
Tim Alatorre, architect of the project, wants to make space travel customary. "It will have to be an option like cruising or Disneyland," he reveals.
The first phase of the hotel will be that of an exclusive spa, but soon the collapse in costs will make it popular with the masses.
Nothing exceptional: the space hotel will make use of technologies already present on the ISS, International Space Station, except for artificial gravity, a factor that will make staying in orbit decidedly more comfortable. A shower, dinner and other actions will be possible in the same way as Earth.
The inspirer of this project comes from afar and has seen many: that Wernher von Braun who worked for the Nazi regime before collaborating with the USA becoming an eminent NASA expert.
A giant 190m diameter wheel will rotate around the station to generate gravitational force. 24 individual modules with beds and toilets will provide livable spaces for up to 400 people in total (between guests and crew).
Some modules will be sold as timeshare apartments. Still others will be destined to scientific laboratories for entities and individuals. In the space hotel there will also be small compounds such as infirmaries and specific drug administration sections to combat typical disorientation disorders, such as choline and piracetam.
The interiors will use modern materials to replace wood and stone, but lighter and easier to clean.
Excluding the classic cruise ones (shows, films, dinners, observations of the sky) the orbital position will allow truly unusual activities. Low gravity basketball, for example, which promises to turn everyone into NBA-worthy spikers: in the same way jumping, climbing and other "flying" games.
How will the space hotel be built?
The futuristic and pleasant holiday resort will benefit from automatic and semi-automatic construction systems such as the GSAL developed by Orbital Construction, and robots assisted by drones.
Gateway Foundation sees Von Braun Space Station as a break-in: the goal is to build other hotels, even larger ones, hand in hand with the growth in demand for space tourism. The next project is already calibrated for a capacity more than tripled by 1400 people.