Space is big. Really big. But also, according to Virgin Galactic – The SpaceShip Company planes are going to need something.
That’s right. Interiors.
At the Passenger Experience Conference today, there have been a variety of talks – with Virgin Galatic’s Adam Wells, Head of Design, Virgin Galactic showing off a little of the future (inducing footage of VSS Unity on a test flight heading to 82,000ft.
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But even at 82,000 and above, you’re going to need interiors. Not only to account for G-Forces, but also being upside down (which is an odd definition of being in space, but work with me)
Whilst space flying is a dream for a lot of us, it does have grounding in Passenger Experience Week that I’m attending this week (made up Passenger Experience Conference, Aircraft Interiors Expo and World Travel Catering Expo).
And there are applications for the works that will need to be done at 42,000ft and below as airlines try to work out what features they need to give their passengers.
Some of these will be a little more earthly – mainly due to gravity in play.
Whilst I wouldn’t expect a champagne holder as such, all the details will have to be considered – be it safely, propulsion and even interiors before the plane takes flight with paying passengers…
Kevin of Economy Class and Beyond is a media delegate at Passenger Experience Conference 2018. Video and Images via Virgin Galactic.
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