Axiom Space, the world’s leading privately-owned space exploration company, has announced it’s launching a space tourism program that will offer individuals 10-day expeditions to the International Space Station. Axiom has enlisted the celebrated creator Philippe Starck to imagine the interiors of the habitation module, with Italian outerwear brand, Moncler, designing a custom flight suit for individuals taking part in the expedition. We take a look inside the habitation modules and find out what the tourism program will entail…
At a cost of $55 million per ticket, individuals will take part in a 10-day trip to the International Space Station, as well as a two year intensive training program curated by Axiom in the lead up to the excursion. They will be trained to ensure they are prepared physically and mentally for productive life in space.
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, French creator Phillipe Starck will bring his avant-garde vision and aesthetic to the Axiom Space Station. Designing the interiors of the habitation module where visitors will have private cabins, Starck’s interiors are designed to enhance life in orbit and provide an added level of luxury and dimensions to the Axiom Space Station.
Large, 24” x 18” rectangular windows with rounded corners are designed to frame the views of earth, while technological and innovative details have been introduced. Hundreds of nano LED lights are sprinkled over the suede-textured walls of the cabins and gold-coloured textile covers the handles that individuals will use to pull themselves through the capsules, both providing a level of quality and elegance never before experienced in space.
“This is a dream project for a creator like myself with a genuine fascination for aviation and space exploration,” said Phillipe Starck. “The greatest human intelligence in the world focuses on space research, and I believe space is the intelligence of the future. My vision for the habitation module of Axiom Space Station is to create a comfortable egg that is inviting with soft walls and a design perfectly in harmony with the values and movements of the human body in zero gravity.”