There were a lot of science fiction movies filmed about life in space. And now, with the developments in space science and technology, this idea won’t be only a science fiction idea, it will be realized very soon. American billionaire Robert Bigelow is a businessman and owner of Budget Suites of America hotel chain. In 1999, he also founded his Las Vegas-based space company Bigelow Aerospace. And he is opening the space hotel in the near future.
His company Bigelow Aerospace also built a capsule which is 2.5 meters in diameter and 1.5 meters in depth for International Space Station (ISS) in 2016. This billionaire businessman started a new hotel project into orbit as ISS and he plans to open a floating space hotel into orbit. With his new project, he has announced his new company Bigelow Space Operations (BSO) that will manage the modules that Bigelow Aerospace sends. Bigelow Aerospace also published a roadmap for their project and they are planning to start a space tourism in the near future.
With this space hotel project, the first investment for accommodation in space will be realized and there will have begun a new era in tourism. Bigelow also said that he plans to spend multi-million dollars for this space tourism. His company also will operate as a customer service, marketing, and operations center.
The company announced that the first modüle named B330 is being built as B330-1 and B330-2 and they are also planning to send into space in 2021. The company also claims that with these modules, there will be more than twice capacity of ISS.
Bigelow said that he plans to sell reservations for the space hotel by 2021. So, the tourists who want to stay that space hotel will be able to book for their space holiday by 2021.