Yes, you read that right! Who cares if we weren’t able to fulfill our childhood astronaut dreams, when we can instead fly into space and stay at a luxury resort at that. Here is what we know about this marvellous initiative that’s been in the works for a while now. By Amitha Ameen

If you are a Sci-Fi buff like us and grew up binge watching shows like Doctor Who, Star Trek, The Big Bang Theory and even Jetsons (who remembers this?) for that matter, you know how incredibly exciting it is when you find out that a US-based technology start-up Orion Span is hoping to launch a luxury hotel in SPACE.

Move over International Space Station. Aurora Station will be the ‘first luxury hotel in space.’ The Houston tech company plans to launch the luxury space station in 2021 and welcome guests the following year. The fully modular, we can only imagine, space station will host six people at a time with two crew members accompanying the group.

The 12-day adventure will have travellers orbiting at around 200 miles (321.869 kilometres) in Low Earth Orbit. But that’s not all: the luxury hotel will orbit the blue planet (read:Earth) every 90 minutes and you know what that means – 16 breathtakingly beautiful sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours.

As far as activities on board the space station, which by the way is similar in size to a large private jet, guests can take part in various interesting experiments in orbit, zero gravity ping-pong, video chat with their loved ones back home with high-speed wireless internet, enjoy top-quality space food, rest comfortably in customisable private sleeping pods and enjoy the thrills of floating around in zero gravity while taking in spectacular views.

Of course, all good things come at a price. Apart from the not-so-cheap price point, guests will need to take a three-month Orion Span Astronaut Certification (OSAC) before they can go on a trip of a lifetime. A small price to pay a once-in-a-lifetime ‘astronaut experience’, wouldn’t you agree?

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