Argentina’s National Space Agency (ESAA) has launched a bid to establish a space tourism tourism hub in the Andes for the near future.
The space tourism company Atlas Aviation is launching the company Atlas Venture to the Andean region, where it plans to build an airport and a hotel in the capital of Buenos Aires.
The hotel and airport would serve tourists from around the world, who could rent a space capsule or helicopter.
The venture would also have an “unlimited” number of spaces available for guests to rent.
The site will be built in the state of Buenos Ayucatecas, a mountainous area of the Ande that is home to the world’s highest peak, La Palma.
The project is the first of its kind in the country, and aims to bring a new kind of tourism to Argentina, the company said.
The project is not expected to last more than three years, with the majority of the funds coming from the Argentine government.