Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Trip to Space Worth $9.5 Million to be Paid Using Cryptocurrencies

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Grace Joseph
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If you could take a trip to space and spend 12 nights in a luxurious hotel that is just floating in the air, would you? If you’re still thinking about it, then 26 other people have already beaten you to it given that they were able to dish out $9.5 million for it. Orion Span Inc. is the company behind the project, and in four years, they will launch the space hotel, Aurora station.

Space Trip to be Paid Using Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin core, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ethereum are some of the virtual currencies that can be used to pay for this experience of a lifetime. According to the California-based company, it is only natural for them to receive digital assets to take ordinary people to space. Now, if you’re itching to know what’s so great about this flight, then read on!

Orion Span began reserving space on this luxury hotel in April this year and says it will go on its first trip in 2022. Twelve nights will be spent in Aurora station, and 26 people have already made reservations. The company has revealed that this reservation covers the next six months after the launch of the space hotel. Also, only about 4 to 6 people will be allowed at a time.

Millionaires and Billionaires as Occupants of the Luxury Hotel

It can be assumed that millionaires and billionaire will be co-tenants on Aurora station. Being in a zero-gravity environment is not enough because events have been packed to make this trip a memorable one. One of such is allowing participants to engage in space experiments. There are also virtual amenities that will enable occupants to connect to the internet.

Frank Bunger, chief executive officer and founder of Orion Span said;

Aurora Station is incredibly versatile and has multiple uses beyond serving as a hotel. We will offer full charters to space agencies who are looking to achieve human spaceflight in orbit for a fraction of the cost — and only pay for what they use.

Private Companies Plan to Take More People to Space

Orion span is not the first private company who wants to send people to space. There have been reports of a Space X project from Elon Musk who may be popularly known as the guy who is always impersonated to scam people on Twitter. Elon’s project, the Falcon 9 was successfully launched, and Billionaire with some of his friends will be its first passengers.

In a similar event, Virgin Galactic has launched its Spaceship Two which is now the first commercial vehicle to reach the space. Like Orion span, the company is also allowing its passengers to pay using Bitcoin.

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