You could call it a destination hotel, a LEO cruise ship, or a city in space with a spaceport. But the best way to understand this complex piece of infrastructure is to look to its namesake: The Gateway.
Humankind will explore and colonize our solar system and then reach for the stars. But every time terrestrial travelers will venture outside Earths atmosphere to worlds and destinations afar, we will stop at The Gateway and change from our earth shuttle to a true spaceship, and the same for people visiting Earth, they will stop at The Gateway and board a shuttle to Earth. This space station will be our Gateway to the stars and for those born on our Moon, Mars, and beyond, it will be The Gateway to Earth.
Humankind will return to the Moon. We will colonize Mars and mine the asteroid belt. We will walk on Europa, Io, and later Titan, but before we do any of that – we will build The Gateway.
It’s the first important step to colonizing space and other worlds – The Gateway Foundation will connect people from all over the world so we can make this first step together.
Orbital: Inclination 28.5 deg
Atmospheric: Pressure 1 atm, 1013 hectopascals, 29.92 inHg
Pressurized: Volume 11,906,250m3
Max Guests: 1250
Solar Power Generation: 56.1Mw