Virgin Galactic has unveiled a swanky new interior for its SpaceshipTwo spacecraft. With large windows, mood lighting, and ergonomics geared toward weightlessness, it is undeniably a sleek and beautiful cabin.
Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo Interior
In a virtual unveiling ceremony hosted by Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic revealed the interior design of its Spaceship Two interior:
- Individually sized, reclining seats for G-force management and float zone volume
- Automated mood lighting harmonizes with each flight phase
- Personal seat back screens connect astronauts to live flight data
- Cabin architecture facilitates effortless movement in weightlessness
- 16 cameras provide high definition footage and stills
- 12 cabin windows for astronauts to gaze at Earth from
- Largest mirror in a spaceship cabin – mirror reflects the real-time astronaut experience
Virgin Galactic calls the passenger cabin its design centerpiece:
“Virgin Galactic, in collaboration with London design agency, Seymourpowell, has striven to [develop] an elegant but progressive, experience-focused concept for the cabin of its spaceship. While it has been created to integrate seamlessly with every other aspect of the Virgin Galactic astronaut journey – the cabin is also the design centrepiece; providing safety without distraction, quietly absorbing periods of sensory intensity and offering each astronaut a level of intimacy required for personal discovery and transformation.”
Virgin revealed its beautiful spaceport last year, which you can view pictures of here.
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I must admit, I dream about being a passenger on Virgin Galactic. Oh to be one of seven passengers to travel 360,000 feet up in the air. But at a cost of $250,000 for the 2.5 hour flight (you used to be able to use 2,000,000 butt-in-seat miles on Virgin Atlantic for a chance to fly on Virgin Galactic), I can think of many more prudent uses of such funds…
That won’t stop me from look up whimsically at the night sky and thinking about becoming a civilian astronaut and commercial space passenger…
What do you think of the Virgin Galactic cabin interior?