- Do you want to travel to space? Why or why not?
- Could you tell me your most memorable experience staying in a hotel?
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Six of us were stuck in the elevator for over an hour.
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Three potential buyers have expressed interest in the company.
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Have you decided where you’re going for your holidays this year?
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Is that a recent picture?
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The bridge is an amazing work of engineering and construction.
The hotel has a new name: Voyager Station, and it will be built by Orbital Assembly Corporation, a new construction company headed by former pilot John Blincow, who is also the chairman of the Gateway Foundation. Blincow explained in a recent interview with CNN Travel that while there had been some delays due to Covid, construction on the space hotel is expected to begin in 2026, and a trip to space should be feasible 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 resembles that of a budget Earth-bound hotel, but with some stunning out-of-this-world views. The hotel’s aesthetic, according to Tim Alatorre, a senior design architect at Orbital Assembly Corporation, was inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” which he characterized as “almost a blueprint of what not to do.” “I think the goal of Stanley Kubrick was to highlight the division between technology and humanity and so, purposefully, he made the stations and the ships very sterile and clean and alien.”
- When will Von Braun Station be fully operational?
- What is the new name of the hotel?
- Who is the head of Orbital Assembly Corporation?
- According to the article, when will a trip to space be feasible?
- Who is Tim Alatorre?
- Why do you think the name Von Braun Station was changed?
- Why do you think Blincow said this statement, “We’re trying to make the public realize that this golden age of space travel is just around the corner”?
- Why do you think Tim Alatorre was inspired by the movie “A Space Odyssey”?
- How would you describe the hotel in your own words?
- If you had an architect, would you want to design a hotel in space? Why or why not?