If you’re trapped at home due to the pandemic and daydreaming about possible vacations, why dream about Bali’s beaches or Venice’s canals when a vacation in space might be in the future? The Gateway Foundation, a California-based company, has discovered plans for a cruise ship-style hotel that could float above the Earth’s atmosphere in 2019. Von Braun Station, a revolutionary architecture consisting of 24 modules connected by elevator shafts to form a spinning wheel orbiting the Earth, was expected to be fully operational by 2027.

The hotel has a new name: Voyager Station, and it will be designed by Orbital Assembly Corporation, a new construction firm led by former pilot and Gateway Foundation chairman John Blincow. Although there have been some delays due to Covid, Blincow clarified in a recent interview with CNN Travel that construction on the space hotel is scheduled to begin in 2026, and a trip to space should be possible by 2027. “We’re trying to make the public realize that this golden age of space travel is just around the corner. It’s coming. It’s coming fast,” said Blincow.

The hotel’s interior is similar to that of a budget Earth-bound hotel, but with some incredible views. The hotel’s design was influenced by Stanley Kubrick’s film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” which Tim Alatorre, a senior design architect at Orbital Assembly Corporation, described as “almost a roadmap of what not to do.” “I think the goal of Stanley Kubrick was to highlight the divide between technology and humanity and so, purposefully, he made the stations and the ships very sterile and clean and alien.”