American company to open space entertainment complex with artificial gravity in 2025
American company Orbital Assembly Corporation has announced plans to develop a space complex with artificial gravity, designed to accommodate 28 guests in chambers built around a gravity wheel.
The California startup is aiming to have its first tourist space station operational by 2025, an ambitious and possibly unrealistic timeline. The Orbital Assembly intends to make it the first commercial, hybrid space station that can be used for both research and entertainment.
The Pioneer space station is one of two commercial space station designs currently being developed by the company, the first being the Voyager Station announced in 2021.
However, Pioneer is planned to go ahead and pave the way for Voyager, which is a larger project intended to be a luxury space hotel capable of accommodating 400 guests at a time.
Rhonda Stevenson, chief executive officer of Orbital Assembly, said Pioneer is “a safe and reliable space station that will generate revenues and profits from both the tourism and commercial sectors ahead of other NASA scheduled competitors.”
In December 2021, NASA signed three contracts to private American companies Blue Origin, Nanoracks and Northrop Grumman to develop low-Earth orbit space stations for public and commercial use. NASA is aiming to put these space stations into orbit and be operational by 2030. These privately owned space stations will replace the International Space Station (ISS).
Pioneer’s modules orbiting are designed to simulate one-sixth of Earth’s gravity, which they will do by orbiting a gravity ring about 61 meters in diameter.
The gravity environment on the space station will allow people to still move around, eat normally and sleep without having to be fixed to a bed. Creating artificial gravity is also a way to minimize the harmful health effects of microgravity on the human body.
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