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Luxury space hotel to be launched in 2021but a 12-night stay would set you back by £6.7 million
If you are someone who wishes to break the monotony of your mundane life at times, to leave it all behind, and plunge into the abyss of nature alone, then this will come as exciting news for you. Although you must be extremely rich to afford it!

The startup called Orion Span has plans to launch its own space hotel in late 2021 and will begin accommodating guests by 2022. The hotel will be named as "Aurora Station" and will have an advanced technology simplified to such basics that commoners will have no difficulty in accessing it.    

Orion Span founder Frank Bunger, who unearthed the idea of Aurora Station said, "We are launching the first ever affordable luxury space hotel."

The term "affordable" used here is relative. A 12-day stay at this space extravaganza will cost around $9.5 million or £6.7 million. Now why Frank says "affordable" is because from 2001 to 2009, seven private citizens have taken trips to the International Space Station (ISS), paying an estimated amount of $20 million to $40 million each! Relative to that amount, it does sound affordable! 

Frank added up saying that Orion Space is building the Aurora Station itself and some of its engineers, who apparently helped design and operate the ISS, are making the hotel in Houston. They are developing software which is required to operate it in the Bay area.  

The size of the Aurora Station can be compared to that of a large private Jet's cabin. It'll be 14.1 feet wide by 43.5 feet long (4.3 meters by 13.3). It would also feature a pressurized volume of 5,650 cubic feet (160 cubic m), Orion Span representatives said. 

To put it into perspective, the International Space Station is 357 feet (109 m) long and has an internal pressurized volume of 32,333 cubic feet (916 cubic m).

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