The Orion Span project offers a holiday in the outer space package that accepts crypto currencies as payment.
Holiday season is here! Some of you might become unexcited as you have run out of ideas to spend it.
If so, the Orion Span project could be a great idea to spend your holiday.
Since its launching on April this year, the team behind the project has been working on “building” a hotel on their Aurora space station to be ready to welcome visitors.
So far, the company claims to have received as many as 26 reservations from travelers around the world for their 12-night stay in outer space package.
Quoting the founder and CEO of Orion Span, Frank Bunger, “Since opening our hotel reservations in April, we’ve been met with great excitement as space enthusiasts from around the world have moved quickly to secure their reservations.”
Explaining the project further, the hotel will have the capacity for 4 to 6 guests and 2 crew members for each departure of the 12-night stay package, during which, they can experience a zero-gravity environment, enjoy the view of the northern and southern aurora as well as participate in available space experiments.
In addition, the Aurora Station Hotel will also have amenities, such as holodeck that gives virtual reality experiences and live streaming wireless internet to, well, post videos and pictures to social media for sure!
So, what’s the catch for such a mind-blowing holiday experience?
The once-in-a-lifetime 12-night stay in the outer space package will require pretty deep pockets as it costs $9.5 million. Big ouch!
The good news is, the company stated that they accept various cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin (BTC) for payment. And it will only start sending off travelers on 2022, although a down payment of $80,000 is required to reserve a space.
It means, there’s still time to save for that once-in-a-lifetime holiday trip. It’s even better with the current situation where crypto prices are tanked, and crypto market is said to have reached a new yearly low, which could probably become a new perspective to see and endure what it seems like a never-ending bear market.
Lastly, Orion Span is not the only company that offers such experiences to the public. According to News Bitcoin, Elon Musk’s Space X also has similar project, called the Falcon 9, while Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic also has their Spaceship Two project, which is said to accept Bitcoin as payment as well.