South China Morning Post, 18 April 2021
Many of us fantasise about boldly going to explore the final frontier but, despite decades of blue-sky thinking, space tourism has largely remained the stuff of science fiction.
Now, though, the race for space is heating up as several aeronautical tourism projects near fruition. They promise to offer travellers an out-of-this-world experience.
In March, American start-up The Gateway Foundation announced plans to launch the first commercial space hotel by 2027. The Voyager Station will be able to accommodate up to 280 guests and 112 crew members. The 50,000 square metre (540,000 sq ft) structure, shaped like a Ferris wheel, will rotate slowly to create gravity similar to that which is experienced on the moon.
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