Virgin Galactic, the commercial spaceflight subsidiary of the Virgin Group, has unveiled the SpaceShipTwo’s cabin. SpaceShipTwo is a spaceplane designed for space tourism, allowing passengers to enjoy space travel by paying $250,000 (£175,000) for a ticket.
The company revealed the plans on 28th July, and by the first look, it looks quite promising. The plans come with a slew of exciting features, including an “unrestricted astronaut float zone” for experiencing zero-gravity. Virgin Galactic also mentioned that the cabin had window edges and soft surfaces for extra safety during zero gravity.
Other features include automated mood lighting and individually sized reclining seats with “G-Force management”. They have also planned to add a circular mirror that will allow passengers to view themselves while floating. It will be equipped with 12 cameras that will provide HD footage of the flight. The passengers can treat themselves to majestic views of the Earth through the cabin’s 17 windows.
SpaceShipTwo will carry six passengers and two pilots on recreational space flights lasting only a few minutes and land at Spaceport America in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Virgin Galactic has also released an Augmented Reality app to showcase the cabin design and spaceflight experience.