Orion Space Mission

A planned space hotel hopes to welcome guests by 2022 — for $9.5 million a trip

A planned space hotel hopes to welcome guests by 2022 — for $9.5 million a trip

Looking for a getaway that offers unmatched views of sunrises and sunsets? Specifically, 384 of them in 12 days?

Try outer space.

Houston-based Orion Span hopes to launch the "first luxury hotel in space" - the 35-by-14 foot Aurora Station - by late 2021 and bring guests on board the following year. The hotel will accommodate up to four travelers and two crew members at a time, racing them around the planet at high speeds for 12 days, the company said in a news release.

Adventurers pay $9.5 million per person - or about $791,666 a night - and their $80,000 deposit can already be reserved online, company officials said. But don't fear: The deposit is fully...

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