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STARTUP ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR LOW-COST COMMERCIAL SPACE STATION

STARTUP ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR LOW-COST COMMERCIAL SPACE STATION A startup claims it will be able to place a single-module commercial space station into orbit by 2022, although the company faces multiple and significant technical and financial hurdles. Orion Span announced April 5 plans to develop what it calls the Aurora Station, a space station it says will be the “first luxury space hotel” in orbit. The company unveiled its plans at the Space 2.0 conference in San Jose, California. In an interview, Frank Bunger, chief executive of Orion Span, said he believes there’s a strong demand for orbital space tourism.    More



(Source: SpaceNews - Apr 6)

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