A VIRTUAL REVEAL
LUXURY TRAVEL IN SPACE
Hello again, it’s Rocketman, Ken Baxter from sunny, Las Vegas, NV and welcome to my blog.
On July 28, 2020 the long awaited reveal of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two interior cabin was finally here. In accordance with the Coronavirus protocol the event was held virtually.
The accommodations were a sight to behold, as luxurious as I had imagined and planned entirely around the astronaut experience, including:
- 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.
Please take a peek at the video below of the live stream, it looks like quite a ride .
The beauty and comfort of the VSS Unity was breathtaking. I appreciated the incredible focus on every detail only increasing my anticipation for the realization of my dream. As Virgin representatives explained:
“Aspiring astronauts and space enthusiasts around the world, now have the opportunity to explore the Virgin Galactic cabin design and spaceflight experience through an augmented reality enabled mobile app, which launches after the live event, and is available to download for free at both the App Store and Play Store.
One of the defining hallmarks of the Virgin brand over 50 years, has been the use of inspired and bold design to transform the customer experience. It’s an ethos that has been successfully applied across industrial sectors and design disciplines: from aircraft cabins and hotel bedrooms to fitness classes and personal banking.
Virgin Galactic, in collaboration with London design agency, Seymourpowell, has striven to remain faithful to that tradition by developing 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.
The textures, colors and structures within the cabin create an elegance, underlined by purpose which will inspire a sense of confidence in astronauts from the moment they board the spaceship on the day of flight.”
The photos I don’t believe will do the real cabin justice, I really can’t wait to see it in person!
With every successful test or reveal I am more and more excited for the big day to come! If you would like to discuss I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment below or contact me directly at [email protected]
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