Guests on the commercial space station will be staying in Hilton-designed suites – and they are also going to need to Velcro the mints to the pillows on board the future Starlab.
Guests on Commercial Space Station Will Be Staying In Hilton-Designed Suites
A stay in space station is really a cramped affair at the moment, with astronauts being strapped into cocoons in order to keep them from floating all over the place while they sleep. Hilton which is known for its high-end hotels is now hoping to keep things fancy a bit the moment the Starlab commercial space station gets things going.
Starlab Is a Joint Project from Nanoracks
Starlab as you should know already is a joint project from Nanoracks, a space company with its major shareholder Voyager Space, and Lockheed Martin. The Hilton Company has now signed on to be the designer of crew lodging and hospitality suites in order to make ‘extended stays more comfortable.’
After the announcement on Tuesday, details are light, but Hilton and Voyager Space on the other hand have dropped phrases such as ‘guest experience’ and ‘warmth of hospitality.’ The said phrases undoubtedly leave a lot to the imagination. A lot of question however keeps popping up such as; will it be having a pillow menu? A complimentary breakfast? And so many more.
Starlab Is Expected To Be Hosting Space Tourists and Serious Science Work
Starlab is however expected to be hosting space tourists and also serious science work in a state-of-the-art type of laboratory. It is believed to step in in order to provide a low-earth orbit facility as the international space station looms closer to its end. Starlab is set to be operational by 2027.
The Benefits of the Partnership between the Companies
The partnership with Hilton shows the commitment of Voyager Space to the space tourism part of the whole equation. The space visitors might even be getting some fresh-baked treats. Doubletree by Hilton already sponsored a successful cookie-making experiment on the ISS. And when asked what space smells like, the guests of Starlab answered, ‘chocolate chip cookies.’