virgin galactic reveals sleek cabin interior of SpaceShipTwo spaceliner
 

virgin galactic reveals sleek cabin interior of SpaceShipTwo spaceliner

virgin galactic has revealed the cabin interior of its first SpaceshipTwo vehicle VSS unity in a virtual event that was livestreamed on youtube. following the company’s ethos of using inspired and bold design to transform the customer experiences, the cabin is both elegant, sleek and at the same time progressive and experience-focused.

virgin atlantic reveals sleek cabin interior of SpaceShipTwo spaceliner
images courtesy of virgin galactic

 

 

the interior of the first SpaceshipTwo vehicle VSS unity by virgin galactic was created in collaboration with london design agency, seymourpowell. while it has been created to integrate seamlessly with every other aspect of the virgin galactic astronaut journey, the cabin is also the design centerpiece, 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 create an elegance that is underlined by purpose which will inspire a sense of confidence in astronauts.

virgin atlantic reveals sleek cabin interior of SpaceShipTwo spaceliner

 

 

the individual seats have been created using the highest-grade aluminum and carbon-fiber manufacturing techniques, ensuring astronaut comfort while optimizing their performance. under armour developed the spacesuits and also the fabric technology featured in the cabin seats featuring a 3D-knit featuring constructions that maps breathability and function into the fabric encasing each seat and providing both comfort and mobility during spaceflight.

virgin atlantic reveals sleek cabin interior of SpaceShipTwo spaceliner

 

 

just like in virgin’s commercial flights, mood lighting has been implemented into the cabin where multi-color LED lights are concealed within the halo window surrounds and are used to subtly reflect back and therefore elevate human response to each of the contrasting stages of flight. the cabin was deliberately sized to allow for an out-of-seat weightlessness experience for the astronauts onboard. for this, the soft cabin surfaces and elements become intuitive hand and footholds, allowing astronauts to explore the cabin freely and fully.

virgin atlantic reveals sleek cabin interior of SpaceShipTwo spaceliner

 

 

‘when we created virgin galactic, we started with what we believed would be an optimal customer experience and then built the spaceship around it,’ comments richard branson, founder of virgin group. ‘we will continue with that ethos as we expand our fleet, build our operations and underpin virgin galactic’s position as the spaceline for earth. this cabin has been designed specifically to allow  thousands of people like you and me to achieve the dream of spaceflight safely – and that is incredibly exciting.’

virgin atlantic reveals sleek cabin interior of SpaceShipTwo spaceliner

virgin atlantic reveals sleek cabin interior of SpaceShipTwo spaceliner

virgin atlantic reveals sleek cabin interior of SpaceShipTwo spaceliner

virgin galactic reveals sleek cabin interior of SpaceShipTwo spaceliner

virgin atlantic reveals sleek cabin interior of SpaceShipTwo spaceliner

 

 

project info:

 

name: SpaceShipTwo cabin interior

designed by: virgin galactic in collaboration with seymourpowell, london

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