All the recent developments in space flight and exploration are super cool! The pace of change seems accelerated.
Visiting space is on my bucket list. Would you journey to space given the opportunity?
A company called the Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC) is building the Voyager Station—a space hotel that would be in low Earth orbit. Does that sound like something out of a sci-fi novel, or what?
Here’s the kicker. The work is starting in 2025, and the station could be operational as early as 2027!
According to the Daily Mail, “the space station will be a large circle and rotate to generate artificial gravity that will be set at a similar level to the gravity found on the surface of the Moon.”
The writer describes it as having features like a cruise ship—themed restaurants, a health spa, and a cinema. I’m less excited about the cruise comparison, but check out this room. I could see myself there!
If you were to rocket up to Voyager, you would circle the Earth every 90 minutes.
In writing news… I’m working on a multi-author series collaboration that keeps chugging along! We nicknamed our team “The Juggernauts” because we produce a lot and we’re unstoppable! 🙂 I finished writing my character’s POV for Book 1, and I’m a few chapters into Book 2. No release date set on the series, but please know it’s coming!
After a snow-filled winter, I’m hearing the call of Spring! Here in Chicago, the sun is finally showing up and temps are warming. Walking outside is a wonderful thing!
If you enjoy stories set in a space, here are a few recommendations:
Stolen Future is the first novel in my Cyborg Guardian Chronicles science fiction series. If you like feisty heroines, page-turning mysteries, and futuristic fight scenes, then you’ll love this adrenaline-fueled tale that is set on a lunar colony. One reader called it “cyberpunk in space.” Get it on Amazon.
I had a blast reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. It’s about a ragtag group of space travelers who must journey into danger to stop a destructive force. The characters are a mix of people, AI, and aliens. It’s immersive and a lot of fun.
Finally, I’m deep into Winter World by AG Riddle about a spacebound quest to stop an alien object from destroying Earth. There are two major characters and it’s a page turner.