The world’s first-ever space hotel is facing calls to go vegan.
Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), a large-scale space construction company, aims to build The Voyager Class space station in 2026.
The hotel – which will hold up to 280 guests and 112 crew members – is slated to open in 2027. It will feature facilities such as a restaurant, bar, and gym, as well as an impressive view of Earth.
The Voyager Class will simulate moon-like levels of gravity and will slowly spin round to prevent guests from flying away.
It is currently taking reservations but is reported to cost a staggering $5 million for a three-day stay. However, OAC hopes to reduce its cost over time. According to reports, it will eventually reach price parity with ‘a trip on a cruise or a trip to Disneyland’.
‘A delicious five-star vegan menu’
Although its menu has not been confirmed, reports say ‘freeze-dried ice cream will be a staple dish’ at the hotel.
However, animal-rights charity PETA wrote a letter to CEO and president of OAC John Blincow – requesting The Voyager Class serve exclusively vegan food.
Ingrid Newkirk is the President of PETA. In an online statement, she said: “As the meat, egg, and dairy industries are killing billions of animals a year and devastating the environment, interest in vegan eating is skyrocketing.
“PETA urges Orbital Assembly to comet to dishing up a delicious five-star vegan menu that’s sure to land well with guests.”