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Aurora Station has a plans to become the world’s first luxury space hotel in orbit 200 miles above the Earth’s surface. According to Aurora Station their luxurious accommodations will contain private suites for two, the most number of windows ever created for spaceflight, weightlessness, and the world’s only authentic astronaut experience. They are going to launch in 2021. “We are launching the first-ever affordable luxury space hotel,” said Orion Span founder and CEO Frank Bunger, who revealed the Aurora Station idea at the Space 2.0 Summit in San Jose, California. But as if the word “Affordable” is used with the term of relative, because it will be required $9,5million to stay 12 days abroad Aurora Station. As stated space.com “from 2001 through 2009, seven private citizens took a total of eight trips to the International Space Station (ISS), paying an estimated $20 million to $40 million each time. (These private missions were brokered by the Virginia-based company Space Adventures and employed Russian Soyuz spacecraft and rockets.)” “There’s been innovation around the architecture to make it more modular and more simple to use and have more automation, so we don’t have to have EVAs (extravehicular activities) or spacewalks,” Bunger said of Aurora Station. It is supposed that the space hotel will become bigger over time, if everything goes by plans. Orion Span will launch additional modules to link up with the original core outpost, Bunger said. “Our long-term vision is to sell actual space in those new modules,” he said. “We’re calling that a space condo. So, either for living or subleasing, that’s the future vision here — to create a long-term, sustainable human habitation in LEO.” Aurora Station can accommodate four paying guests and two crewmembers; two crewmembers will likely be former astronauts, Bunger said. Most of the visitors will probably be private space tourists, at least initially, but Orion Span will be available to a variety of customers, including government space agencies, he added.
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