Starting in 2025, very wealthy people will be able to plan trips not only to exotic countries, but also straight to Earth’s orbit… American The Gateway Foundation on Twitter published the concept of a real space hotel with artificial gravity. I must say that this space station, named after the German scientist Wernher von Braun, looks quite different from what we are used to.
Who invented the space hotel?
Father American space program, the developer of the first ballistic missiles Wernher von Braun, like the Soviet scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, dreamed of building a space station. In their opinion, space stations should have allowed us to better view and study space. Despite the fact that Wernher 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.
Differences between space station and space hotel
As we know, space stations are not like hotels. Firstly, there is no gravity, and secondly, the situation itself is not very conducive to lying on the couch, for example. Which is not there yet.
The Gateway Foundation employees decided to fix this. According to their idea, the station will be a giant wheel with a diameter of 190 meters, which will rotate, creating a gravitational force (similar to the thrust Moon). And around on three decks will be placed 24 separate modules with berths and auxiliary facilities, which will accommodate about 400 people.
Company representatives compare the hotel to a cruise ship. Thus, restaurants, bars, cinemas and even venues for lectures and seminars will be located on the territory of the space hotel. A room at the Werner von Braun hotel would look like this:
Some of modules can be sold as apartments. Others will be available for scientific research to governments and private companies.
The interiors of the hotel will be created using modern natural materials that will replace stone and wood, and will be small and easy to clean. Warm lighting, colors and textures add a homely feel.
What to do in a space hotel?
So that the guests of the space hotel do not get bored, the designers plan to allocate a place for entertainment and even sports grounds with low gravity for playing basketball or jumping on a trampoline. There you can also go rock climbing and play interactive games.
Developers plan to use automated 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. In the future, the Gateway Foundation intends to build larger space stations as the demand for space tourism grows. Their next class of station is called The Gateway and will be able to accommodate over 1,400 people.
Note that the most important thing in this whole story is artificial gravity. The methods for creating fake gravity are very different from those shown in most films, when some kind of device generates gravity. And thanks to the rotation of the station, artificial thrust 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.
A source: hi-news.ru