<p>A galaxy in outer space</p>

A galaxy in outer space

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The first space hotel plans have been given permission to lift-off.

Construction on the hotel is due to commence in 2025 and intends to begin orbiting in space two years later with passengers including scientists, researchers and tourists with a capacity of 400, according to reports.

The brains behind the project are The Orbital Assembly Corporation, who describe themselves as the first commercial space construction firm. Their website says: “The station will be designed from the start to accommodate both national space agencies conducting low gravity research and space tourists who want to experience life on a large space station with the comfort of low gravity and the feel of a nice hotel.”

The company us excited about creating the “first commercial space construction project in history.” Amenities will include hospitality venues, spas and libraries. A big feature will be viewing platforms to take in the wonder of Earth, spinning around once every 90 minutes.

The hotel will make up a fraction of the Voyager Station’s purpose, which is will be focused on researching gravitational pull.

It will be reminiscent on the moon as living in zero gravity conditions requires extensive training. Tourism will make up a fraction of the Voyager Station’s purpose, which is will be focused on researching space, the last great frontier. NASA and other government agencies will have a presence on board, taking advantage of the facilities.

This idea for this structure has been churning for years. John Blincow established the Gateway Foundation in 2012 which later became the Orbital Assembly Corporation.

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