For clients who want a trip that is out-of-the-world, the Von Braun Station, a hotel that will float among the stars is closer to reality as The Gateway Foundation has released plans for this extraterrestrial space project. The goal is to have Von Braun Station that will sleep 352 with a maximum capacity of 450 to begin operation in 2025 and be fully complete by 2027. It will consist of a hotel and luxury suites, recreation rooms, restaurants, and bars. The plan is to eventually offer excursions in spaceships to other space stations or the moon. According to the Gateway Foundation, the brainchild of this project, going to space will soon be just another travel option.
“Space tourism for the average person is on the brink of a major breakthrough,” says Tim Alatorre, senior design architect, Gateway Foundation. “With the dramatic increase in private companies providing low-cost launch services to orbit and the overall commercialization of space that is being pushed by NASA, there has never been a time in history where it has been more financially feasible to travel in space.”
The goal of the Gateway Foundation is to have the Von Braun operational by 2025 with 100 tourists visiting the station per week. By 2030, the goal is to have two stations in orbit with a population of at least 500 permanently living in orbit and 200 tourists per week.
This isn’t the only extraterrestrial property in the works. Aurora Station, a brainchild of Orion Span, has a luxury space hotel in the works that it hopes to open in 2022. Plans are for Aurora Station to sleep 12.
Getting there will not be as challenging as you might imagine as Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, Elon Musk’s SpaceX, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin are aerospace companies working on space travel.