SpaceShipTwo from Virgin Galactic

SpaceShipTwoA mock-up of the Philippe Starck-designed interior of the SpaceShipTwo suborbital tourist vehicle has been unveiled. This suborbital spaceplane is currently under development by The Spaceship Company, a company formed by Burt Rutan and Richard Branson, jointly owned by Scaled Composites and the Virgin Group. The interior has 6 passenger seats capable of reclining completely to minimise G-force and 15 generously-sized windows making for easy-viewing of Earth. $200,000 flights (that covers 3 days flight preparation time) are expected to take off from Virgin Galactic’s New Mexico headquarters, with other bases in Australia, Sweden and the UK being discussed.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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