Fans of the galaxy far, far away will now have a chance to experience life in space firsthand, thanks to the first-ever luxury "space hotel."
The round trip flight and stay will only cost a mere $9.5 million, that is.
At the Space 2.0 summit in San Jose, the company Orion Span debuted the Aurora space station, dubbed the first "luxury hotel" in space.
It holds six people at a time, including two crew members, and takes guests on 12-day-long trips. The station will travel 200 miles into space circling Earth every 90 minutes-- that means 16 sunrises and sunsets every day.
The company is now taking fully refundable deposits of $80,000 per person for trips beginning in 2022. The payment covers an expedited three month training period, partially online and partially at the company's training facility in Houston, to ready the guests for life in space.
Activities and amenities include:
"This is an exciting frontier and Orion Span is proud to pave the way," said Orion Span CEO and founder Frank Bunger in a press release.
Orion Span also conducts space research and is developing space condos.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
Cooler weekend for the County due to a low pressure trough moving through the Great Basin. Weak and shallow marine layer may still be slow to clear.
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.
A man was critically injured Friday night when he chased a ball into the street and was hit by a car.
Clayton Richard pitched three-hit ball over six innings for his fourth consecutive win and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday night.
A powerful show of support for migrants being held in detention facilities has hundreds of interfaith leaders gathered Friday night for a vigil and demonstration at the border.