Reading Time: < 1 minute The hotel will be constructed in 2026, and aims to open the year after Credit: The Gateway Foundation
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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.

Space hotel

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’.

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‘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.”

Liam Giliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.