The ultimate gated community – in space

Now that we have people going to space just for the hell of it and if they can afford it, there are some plans to open a space hotel in the year 2027 in the form of a rotating wheel (a la 2001) to simulate gravity to about one-sixth of the Earth’s.

As the first of its kind, Voyager Station is slated to be a luxury resort designed to accommodate 280 guests and 112 crew members, complete with a restaurant, a bar, a concert hall, a gym and even a cinema.

After blasting off from Earth, guests will arrive at a central, zero-gravity docking hub. From there, elevator shafts will carry them outward to a chain of “habitation modules” arranged around the circumference of the circular station. It’s only there, at the edge of the wheel, that the centrifugal force will be strong enough to keep guests and their surroundings firmly grounded.

Wandering the 24 modules, which come in at 125,000 square feet total, they’ll find all the aforementioned amenities of this resort in the sky.

On its website, the company urges potential clients to get in on the action: “Be one of the first humans to vacation on a luxury space station. Make history as one of the first humans in history to own real estate in orbit.” As if it were promoting any old property in Aspen or Palm Beach, the site advertises short- and long-term leases for “luxury villas, commercial, retail and industrial space” — pun perhaps intended. They’re already in negotiations with booking agents, Alatorre says.

Yes, finally the very wealthy will be really, really free of the presence of the hoi polloi, their ultimate dream.

If you want more information, you can check out the website.

While I can see this maybe becoming reality at some point, 2027 seems highly unlikely.


  1. sonofrojblake says

    2027 seems highly unlikely

    I’d file that under the same heading as Pan Am taking reservations for flights to the moon in 1969. And that heading is labelled “No fucking chance”. A hundred years from now, maybe. Fifty, at a push and with Bezos, Branson and Musk (and Gates, and Arnault, and Zuckerberg, and Buffet, and Ellison) cooperating and spending most of their net worth on that one project. Five? Nah.


    finally the very wealthy will be really, really free of the presence of the hoi polloi, their ultimate dream

    Ah, no…

    280 guests and 112 crew members

    And never, ever, in human history will the dividing line have ever been clearer between the people who are competent, know what they’re doing, and are absolutely vital to the continued survival of everyone within 100miles, and the worthless parasitic dead wood scum there only because they have money and who will be the first in the escape pods to be jettisoned in the event -- the highly likely event -- of some kind of emergency. I mean… no matter how rich you are, no matter how much you look down on “the help” in a restaurant or on your private island, you’d have to be many, many levels of ignorant not to have it penetrate in that environment that each and every single one of “the help” is a fucking astronaut and therefore better than you by any metric most people would care about, AND outranks you. Doesn’t sound like a holiday.

  2. Mano Singham says

    chigau @#5,

    I saw the first five episodes when I was at my daughter’s and they subscribed to the streaming service. L I left before the season ended. It was pretty good.

  3. steve oberski says

    The Poseidon Adventure -- deep space (well really low orbit) edition.

    Should be a blockbuster.

  4. EigenSprocketUK says

    What’s wrong with these people? A cinema ? A bar? I think it would take a week before you could peel me off the window for more than four minutes.

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