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 former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.