Let's talk about a perfect vacation in a perfecthotel. Well, so that the view from the window is as dizzy as possible. For example, as a view of our planet or space open spaces from the International Space Station (ISS). Starting in 2025, very wealthy people will be able to plan trips not only to exotic countries, but also directly to the Earth’s orbit. The American company The Gateway Foundation in its Twitter published the concept of a real space hotel with artificial gravity. I must say that this space station, named after the German scientist Werner von Braun, looks completely different from what we are used to.
- 1 Who invented the space hotel?
- 2 Differences between a space station and a space hotel
- 3 What to do in the space hotel?
- 4 Space Hotel Gravity Wheel
Who invented the space hotel?
The father of the American space program,The first ballistic missile developer Werner von Braun, like Soviet scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, dreamed of building a space station. In their opinion, space stations should have allowed us to better view and explore space open spaces. Despite the fact that Werner von Braun was, as he himself said, forcedly tarnished by relations with the Third Reich, after the war he was admitted to NASA and became a famous American scientist. The hotel will become part of its space heritage.
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Space stations in orbit of our planeterected since 1971. The first Soviet space station "Salute" was replaced by the American Skylab. Later, Skylab took the space station Mir. And after the fall of the USSR and the Mir station, starting in 1998, Japan and China joined the United States and Russia. So, thanks to the joint efforts, the ISS appeared. Today, people live and work for a long time on the ISS, and recently organoids have been sent there - tiny cellular structures that emit brain waves. Let's discuss these and other experiments conducted on the ISS in our Telegram chat.
Differences between space station and space hotel
As we know, space stations are not likeHotels Firstly, there is no gravity, and secondly, the situation itself is not very comfortable with lying on the couch, for example. Which is not there yet.
Employees at The Gateway Foundation Decidedfix it. According to their idea, the station will be a giant wheel with a diameter of 190 meters, which will rotate, creating gravitational force (similar to the Moon’s thrust). And around on three decks will be placed 24 separate modules with sleeping places and auxiliary equipment, which will accommodate about 400 people.
Company representatives compare the hotel withcruise ship. Thus, restaurants, bars, cinemas, and even venues for lectures and seminars will be placed on the territory of the space hotel. A room at the Werner von Braun hotel would look like this:
Some of the modules may be sold as apartments. Others will be available for research to governments and private companies.
Hotel interiors will be created withusing modern natural materials that will replace stone and wood, and will have a small and easy to clean. Warm lighting, colors and textures add a touch of comfort.
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What to do in the space hotel?
So that the guests of the space hotel do not get bored,the designers plan to set aside a place for entertainment and even low gravity sports grounds for playing basketball or trampolining. You can also go climbing and play interactive games there.
Developers plan to useautomated systems in the construction of a space hotel. Note that Orbital Construction has specially developed space construction equipment for the construction of this space station.
Gateway Foundation intends in futurebuild larger space stations as space tourism demand grows. Their next class of station is called The Gateway and will be able to accommodate more than 1,400 people.
Space Hotel Gravity Wheel
Note that the most important thing in this whole story isartificial gravity. The methods for creating fake gravity are very different from those shown in most films when some devices generate gravity. And thanks to the rotation of the station, artificial traction will be created. So in this hotel you can really relax and have a good night's sleep. As they say, any whim for your money.