During the Space 2.0 summit in San Jose, California on Thursday, the plans for the Aurora Station project plans were unveiled – giving the opportunity for a lucky few (who can afford it) to enjoy first-class accommodation while on a 12-day orbit of the earth, with zero-gravity experience and easy access to gaze at the planet through a window.
Those eager to pin down a spot on the Aurora Station can already place a deposit of just £57,129, with that comes a three-month training regime partly taking place at their base in Houston, Texas – the overall cost will amount to £6.7m. The mission of the Aurora Station is to “build and sustain human communities in space” according to the founder – Mr Bunger. He also said “Aurora Station is incredibly versatile and has multiple uses beyond serving as a hotel.”
Mr Bunger does mean business, as he also said “we will later sell dedicated modules as the world’s first condominiums in space. Future Aurora owners can live in, visit or sublease their space condo.” Very exciting times are around the corner, for the moment we still have to dream about living in space however, as these won’t be available for a good few years yet.