Frank Bunger, chief executive officer and founder of Orion Span, said that the price point is lower than most other people have paid to go to space. "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 [low Earth orbit]".
During their 12-day adventure, the super-rich travelers will fly at a height of 200 miles above the Earth's surface in Low Earth Orbit, or LEP, where they will witness incredible views of the blue planet. According to the report, a 12-day stay aboard Aurora Station will start at $9.5 million (Rs 61,72,91,000 approximately). We will later sell dedicated modules as the world's first condominiums in space. The unique posh accommodations will include private suites for two, honeymoon in Space, anyone?
Orion Span is assessing potential funding sources to get the endeavour off the ground, but won't disclose how much it wants to raise for the project, a spokeswoman said. The company is accepting those deposits now, promising they're completely refundable.
Aurora Station will be equipped for a remarkable Astronaut Experience that can be had nowhere else in the known universe: grow food in space, dive into our in-space Holodeck, participate in real space research, or enjoy views that will blow your mind.
"Seeing the Earth from orbit is a profoundly life-changing experience", Garriott told the publication.
Orion Span says it hasn't yet secured a contract with a launch provider, like SpaceX so its launch timeline may be a little ambitious. So in four years, spending time with your loved ones, or alone in space will be a real thing.
However, it claims to have "developed proprietary technology to drive a full order of magnitude of cost out of the design and manufacture of a space station". And for the out-of-the-world experience, quite literally, one would have to spend a meagre $9.5 million (Rs 61 crore approx.), inclusive of the launching shuttle price.
In fact, the hotel - which is actually a modular space station - is being billed as the "first-ever luxury hotel in space".
Axiom Space, a Texas-based company with a former International Space Station manager at the helm, has plans to put a commercial space station in orbit by 2024. "Fire and gas don't work the same way in space as they do on Earth".