Have you ever thought how the first Galactic Hotel would look like?
The first images that come to my mind are the sets of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’; but now if you are ready to consider the Galaxy for your future holidays, here it is how the space will look like.
The NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has chosen a team led by Axiom Space with design by Philippe Starck to create a commercial space station that will host professional astronauts and private explorers.
Axiom Space is building the world’s first commercial space station. The Axiom commercial space station complex will be assembled while connected to ISS and separate upon its retirement. The Axiom corporate mission is to increase access to space, provide a robust user experience, generate space commerce and develop products for large markets on Earth, ranging from turbine blades to fiber optics to bio-printing and much more. The new station habitation spaces, including the crew quarters, dining area and galley, are being designed in partnership with Philippe Starck (an architect and designer internationally renowned for visionary, experiential and elegant design.
“This is a dream project for a creator like me with a genuine fascination for aviation and space exploration. The greatest human intelligence in the world focuses on space research. My vision for the Habitation Module on Axiom Station is to create a comfortable egg that is inviting with soft walls and a design perfectly in harmony with the values and movements of the human body in zero gravity.”
Space exploration company Axiom Space has announced it is launching its first space tourism programme in 2020/2024, which will take its high-paying guests on expeditions to the International Space Station (ISS).
The design of the space evokes “a comfortable and friendly egg”, it features softly-panelled walls covered with hundreds of nano-LEDs, which change colour in response to the moods and biorhythms of its inhabitants. Large windows will look out into Space.
“This dematerialisation shall be a first approach to infinity. The traveller should physically and mentally feel they are floating in the universe.”Starck
It’s already possible to book expensive Missions to the International Space Station and Axiom Station through the Axiom Space website.