At the Space and Underwater Tourism Universal Summit on September 28 at Les Roches in Marbella, Spain, Orbital Assembly (OA), the company behind the world’s first space hotel and business park, will give an update on its Pioneer-class space station.
The Pioneer-class station will be the first privately owned, inhabited, free-flying space station in orbit. With its secure and cozy orbital destination and artificial gravity, OA is a market leader in space travel. Next, OA will build the larger Voyager Station, which can hold up to 400 people and provide many of the facilities of a five-star hotel on Earth while maintaining the comfort of artificial gravity.
“At SUTUS, Orbital Assembly will also preview the space industry’s first comprehensive research, prior to publication on the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of variable and partial gravity on human health, operations, and human support systems aboard earth orbiting habitats. The goal is to better plan for an ideal tourism experience without jeopardizing the physical, and mental well-being of a person vacationing in space.”Rhonda Stevenson, CEO of Orbital Assembly
“In addition to the research, what we have found is that the first space tourists like and dislike microgravity. They like the ability to float around but they dislike how microgravity makes your body feel and it limits what you can do the way you do on earth, like eat, drink, sleep and use the bathroom. With our hybrid gravity approach visitors will live in an artificial gravity environment, but visit a different area of the station for all types of microgravity activities. We are working to make our stations accessible and safe for people who will be living for long periods of time on orbit, managing the station, and overseeing the commercial aspects of a business space park.”Tim Alatorre, vice president of habitation and chief operating officer of Orbital Assembly