Virgin Galactic has released the first images of its VSS interior Unity the spaceship will look like this. The design shows seating for up to six passengers who will fly on a rocket-powered spacecraft soaring at altitudes above 80 km and experiencing a few minutes of weightlessness.
The images reveal a sleek cabin designed to give the company’s astronauts a stunning view of the planet as it rises above the Earth’s great atmosphere. Each passenger has two special windows and two cameras that capture their experience throughout the flight. During zero gravity, the seats move almost horizontally to allow as much space as possible in the cabin. The seats are modular, so the cab can also be configured with three seats on one side of the vehicle and test racks on the other.
“It’s something we’ve been working on for many years, and it marks the latest in commercial services,” said George Whitesides, Virgin Galactic’s chief space officer. “That means we’re at a stage where we’re reviewing all of our customers’ experiences, so it’s a huge day for the team. It’s a huge day for people who work so hard to design and build and fly. Interiors, and it’s a huge day for the whole company.”
Michael Colglazier, the new head of the company, said the company is developing VSS Unity engine to fly from its spaceport in New Mexico. The spacecraft will travel over 80 km and, he said, “let us complete some important tests.” It is unclear when commercial flights will begin.
While the interior of the spacecraft is aesthetically appealing, the company is focusing on safety, Colglazier said. “It’s integrated into Virgin Galactic’s engineering, operations, processes and culture,” he said.
VSS is the product of a development program that has lasted for almost two decades Unity flew about a dozen gliding flights and used its engine mode to reach “space” twice, flying 82.7 km in 2018. December. and up to 89.9 km in 2019. February. its facilities in New Mexico and completing the design of the crew cabin to complement its customer experience.
It should be noted that the images and stylish videos released by the company on Tuesday mainly depict visuals rather than actual photos in the VSS. Unity or a video from a space plane. This raises some questions about what the final changes to the cab are and when it can actually be willing to pay customers.
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