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Aurora Station: 9 Things You Need To Know About The First-Ever Luxury Hotel In Space

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If you thought to spend $18,000 a night at the Ritz-Carlton Suite in Moscow was a luxury, wait until we tell you about the first-ever hotel in space.

Earlier this week, Orion Span revealed its cosmic plan to open a hotel in Space—for Low Earth Orbit, of course. It will be called Aurora Station in honor of the colorful northern and southern lights in the sky. But enough with the spoilers, here's everything you can expect from this magical place.

Aurora Station

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  • The hotel will host six people at a time, including two crew members.
  • The stay at the hotel is a 12-day journey filled with the ultimate astronaut experience.
  • This means that space travelers will enjoy zero gravity and fly freely throughout the hotel.
  • They will have window-views of the northern and southern lights.
  • They will take part in research experiments such as growing food while in orbit (and take them as souvenirs).
  • They will have WiFi access to stay in touch with loved ones.
  • The hotel will orbit Earth every 90 minutes, meaning guests will see an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours.
  • They will have a Hero's Welcome Home party once they land on Earth.
  • It costs $9.5 million per person—not too shabby, right?!

"We developed Aurora Station to provide a turnkey destination in space. Upon launch, Aurora Station goes into service immediately, bringing travelers into space quicker and at a lower price point than ever seen before, while still providing an unforgettable experience," said Frank Bunger, chief executive officer and founder of Orion Span, in a statement.

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The hotel is expected to launch in 2021 and host its first guests in 2022. Deposits of $80,000 per person are now being accepted for a future stay at Aurora Station, with a full deposit refund available. Reserve your spot here!

Would you save money for this once-in-a-lifetime experience?

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