Lifestyle Travel The World's First Space Hotel Is Set to Open in 2025, Promises 'a Sci-fi Dream Experience' "Our vision is to make space a destination people will yearn to visit,” Orbital Assembly Corp.’s Tim Alatorre says By Stephanie Wenger Stephanie Wenger Instagram Twitter Stephanie Wenger is a TV Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She joined the brand in 2021 as digital news writer, spanning across the site's verticals. She previously contributed to E! Online, HollywoodLife, Discover Los Angeles, Oscar.com and Hollywood.com. She appeared on air at AfterBuzz TV. She began her journalism career as an intern at Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's in communications and received a Master's in journalism from the University of Southern California. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 3, 2022 03:38 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Courtesy Orbital Assembly Corporation Vacationing in space could become a reality in just three years. On Tuesday, Orbital Assembly Corp. announced plans for two space stations with tourist accommodations. Pioneer Station, which can host 28 people, is set to be operational by 2025, while the larger Voyager Station, which was originally announced in 2021 with a capacity of 400 people, is scheduled to open in 2027. "For the average person, being in space will be a sci-fi dream experience," says Tim Alatorre, Chief Operating Officer for Orbital Assembly Corp (OAC), said in a press release. Blue Origin's 20th Mission to Space Blasts Off with Crew That Includes Company Rocket Architect "Our vision is to make space a destination people will yearn to visit, with familiar elements provided by the presence of gravity," he added. OAC is creating the world's first hybrid space stations for both work and play. They will feature artificial gravity which will allow guests to move around as they normally would, rather than in a weightless environment. The technology is not currently available on space stations, according to the release. L: Caption . PHOTO: Courtesy Orbital Assembly Corporation R: Caption . PHOTO: Courtesy Orbital Assembly Corporation Michael Strahan Flies to Space Alongside Crew — Including Daughter of History-Making Astronaut Despite the ongoing conversation about the ethics of space travel, as private companies like billionaire Virgin founder Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin both offer commercial space travel, and civilians — including celebrities like Michael Strahan and William Shatner — launch past the Kármán line, Alatorre says, "We envision our Pioneer and Voyager space stations as the ultimate ecotourism destinations." "Once people get to space, it will change their perspective about Earth," he continued. "Space travel is still in its infancy, and we're excited to do our part to push it forward to help improve life on earth." Courtesy Orbital Assembly Corporation Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The customizable environments will feature five "spacious modules" built around OAC's rotating "Gravity Ring" architecture. "We've been able to develop a safe, secure, and reliable modular station that will generate revenue and profitability from both the tourist and commercial sectors sooner than our competitors who are adhering to NASA timetables," Rhonda Stevenson, chief executive officer of OAC, said in the press release. Courtesy Orbital Assembly Corporation William Shatner Is Back in the Captain's Seat in New Campaign Inspired by His Trip to Space She added, "Multiple revenue streams from commercial, research and tourism markets will enable us to subsidize the travel market for a one to two-week stay. While launch costs continue to be a barrier, we expect tourists will be motivated to plan shorter, or more frequent, stays as space travel becomes less expensive." OAC has not yet released information regarding reserving a stay on Pioneer or Voyager.