Aurora Station Space Hotel

Houston, we have a… Space Hotel

Imagine a stay in space: The first-ever luxury Space Hotel, Aurora Station, offers authentic astronaut experiences and will host immersive 12-day trips beginning in 2022.

Aurora Station Space Hotel: $9.5M per person

Named after the magical light phenomenon that illuminates the Earth’s polar skies, Aurora Station will operate as the first luxury hotel in space. The exclusive hotel will host six people at a time – including two crew members.

Space travelers will enjoy a completely authentic, once-in-a-lifetime astronaut experience with extraordinary adventure during their 12-day journey, starting at $9.5M per person. Deposits are now being accepted for a future stay on Aurora Station, which is slated to launch in late 2021 and host its first guests in 2022. The fully refundable deposit is $80,000 per person and can be reserved online here.

Aurora Station Space Hotel

During their stay on Aurora Station, travelers will enjoy the exhilaration of zero gravity and fly freely throughout Aurora Station, gaze at the northern and southern aurora through the many windows, soar over their hometowns, take part in research experiments such as growing food while in orbit (which they can take home with them as the ultimate souvenir), revel in a virtual reality experience on the holodeck, and stay in touch or live stream with their loved ones back home via high-speed wireless Internet access. While in space, Aurora Station guests will soar 200 miles above the Earth’s surface in Low Earth Orbit, or LEO, where they will find stunning views of the Earth.

Enjoy 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours

The hotel will orbit Earth every 90 minutes, meaning those aboard will see an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours. On return to Earth, guests will be treated to a hero’s welcome home.

Aurora Station Space Hotel

Prior to take-off, those set to travel on Aurora Station will enjoy a three-month Orion Span Astronaut Certification (OSAC). Phase one of the certification program is done online, making space travel easier than ever. The next portion will be completed in-person at Orion Span’s state-of-the-art training facility in Houston, Texas. The final certification is completed during a traveler’s stay on Aurora Station.

Orion Span’s leadership team includes Chief Executive Officer Frank Bunger, who is a serial entrepreneur and technology start-up executive credited with multiple startups under his belt; Chief Technology Officer David Jarvis – a lifelong entrepreneur, human spaceflight engineer, and payload developer with breadth and depth in the management and operations of the International Space Station (ISS); Chief Architect Frank Eichstadt, who is an industrial designer and space architect credited with being the principal architect on the ISS Enterprise module; and Chief Operating Officer Marv LeBlanc – a former general manager and program manager with decades of executive space experience running operations and mission control.

For more information or to place a deposit, please visit www.OrionSpan.com.

About Orion Span

Orion Span is a space technology start-up company based in Houston, Texas and Silicon Valley, California. The company’s mission is to build and sustain human communities in space. With proprietary technology, Orion Span has developed Aurora Station, the first-ever luxury space hotel – designed for both space travelers and space agencies. Founded by entrepreneur Frank Bunger, Orion Span’s team is comprised of aerospace industry veterans with over 140 years of space experience.

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Imagine a stay in space: The first-ever luxury Space Hotel, Aurora Station, offers authentic astronaut experiences and will host immersive 12-day trips beginning in 2022. Named after the magical light phenomenon that illuminates the Earth's polar skies, Aurora Station will operate as the first luxury hotel in space. The exclusive hotel will host six people at a time – including two crew members. Space travelers will enjoy a completely authentic, once-in-a-lifetime astronaut experience with extraordinary adventure during their 12-day journey, starting at $9.5M per person.
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