Virgin Galactic offers sneak peak inside cabins that will carry tourists into space

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Tourists who board a Virgin Galactic flight can look forward to views of Earth while enjoying an "out-of-seat weightless experience”, the company has said.

Unveiling the design of the space cabin – which includes an "unrestricted astronaut float zone" when in zero gravity – Virgin owner Sir Richard Branson said it was designed "to allow thousands of people... to achieve the dream of spaceflight safely”.

The design includes individually sized reclining seats with "G-Force management" and automated mood lighting, as well as soft cabin surfaces and window edges.

Virgin Galactic said the cabin was designed specifically to allow for an 'out-of-seat weightless experience. (Virgin Galactic/PA)
Virgin Galactic said the cabin was designed specifically to allow for an 'out-of-seat weightless experience'. (Virgin Galactic/PA)
The plans for the cabin include individually sized reclining seats with 'G-Force management' and automated mood lighting. (Virgin Galactic/PA)
The plans for the cabin include individually sized reclining seats with 'G-Force management' and automated mood lighting. (Virgin Galactic/PA)
There are plans for a 'large circular mirror' which would allow customers to view themselves floating in zero gravity. (Virgin Galactic/PA)
There are also plans for a 'large circular mirror' that would allow customers to view themselves floating in zero gravity. (Virgin Galactic/PA)

There are also plans for a "large circular mirror" that would allow customers to view themselves floating in zero gravity.

After the plans were announced, Branson said: "When we created Virgin Galactic, we started with what we believed would be an optimal customer experience and then built the spaceship around it.

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"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.”

Michael Colglazier, chief executive of Virgin Galactic, added: "The spaceship cabin interior is in many ways the design centrepiece of the astronaut journey, and what has been created will both facilitate and elevate a uniquely profound and transformational journey for the thousands who will fly.

The space cabin includes an 'unrestricted astronaut float zone'. (Virgin Galactic/PA)
The space cabin includes an 'unrestricted astronaut float zone'. (Virgin Galactic/PA)
Virgin Galactic said they wanted to 'allow thousands of people... to achieve the dream of spaceflight safely'. (Virgin Galactic/PA)
Virgin Galactic said they wanted to 'allow thousands of people... to achieve the dream of spaceflight safely'. (Virgin Galactic/PA)

"The fascination with spaceflight is universal and Virgin Galactic is here to satisfy it.

"We are particularly proud to be able to share this latest milestone with millions around the world, particularly during these unusual times.

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"We hope the new app, with cutting-edge AR technology, will help bring the dream of space one step closer for space enthusiasts everywhere.”

Virgin Galactic also released an "augmented reality enabled" mobile app, showcasing the cabin design and spaceflight experience.

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