The International Space Station will have an extra luxurious addition thanks to Russia’s space agency. Russia will reportedly build a five-star hotel module for the space station that will be able to accommodate tourists for up to a month.
The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, has released a detailed business proposal for the luxury add-on, which will reportedly contain four private sleeping quarters. People who have deep pockets and want to view the expansive unknown would have to pay between $40 million and $60 million.
According to Rocosmos’ business plan, the 5-star hotel will be a 15.5-meter-long module which will add at least 20 tons to the ISS. Each sleeping quarter is said to be around two cubic meters each, with the total area of pressurized space being 92 cubic meters.
The quarters will focus on providing the customer with the best space experience possible at the moment. This means that the cabins will come with massive windows for tourists to experience the wonder of space and, of course, a steady Wi-fi connection, and personal exercise equipment.
As for activities, visitors will get the opportunity to go on spacewalks accompanied by a professional astronaut. However, the spacewalks coupled with a possible one month stay aboard the ISS would add an extra $20 million to the ticket.
RKK Energia, a Russian firm manufacturer, has been tasked with designing and building the module. The cost for the luxurious module will reportedly be around $279 to $446 million and will take an estimated 5 years to be developed. RKK Energia has plans to fly six tourists to space each year.
More so, if you want to enjoy spacewalks and gaze into the cosmos you will have to pay $4 million up front, after which you would have to pay two installments of 12.6 million in the following two years. The last payment of $10.8 million will be made right before the flight.
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