Blue Origin presents Orbital Reef, a tourist space station.

Blue Origin presents Orbital Reef, a tourist space station.

A few days ago we told you that, due to the demand for private space flights, needs have been created as space tourism is established, among those needs we find accommodation for tourists and researchers from public and private sectors.

And Blue Origin was not going to be left behind, Jeff Bezos' space company has announced that it is joining the space stay business and presented a space accommodation called Orbital Reef, aimed at tourists as well as researchers and scientists.

Joining this project is Sierra Space, currently responsible for supplying the International Space Station, and will continue to do so until 2024.

Orbital Reef will be available by the end of the decade, with accommodation for a maximum of 10 people, with leisure and recreation areas. Blue Origin will not only offer a spaceflight, it will have a comprehensive package that will include transportation to the station, from the journey to the liftoff area, training and necessary medical tests.

NASA Vice President Lindy Elkins-Tanton stated that the station will function as if it were "a small village," where each person will be doing their own thing without disturbing other guests.

Although we will have to wait a few years to see Orbital Reef in operation, reservations can already be made on the Orbital Reef website.

What is certain is that the new economy that is being created will bring new jobs and germinate new ideas and alternatives to boost the development of space tourism.

To learn more about the Orbital Reef project, visit their official website

09 de Noviembre, 2021