Virgin Galactic shows off spaceship passenger cabin’s interior

LOS ANGELES — Passengers flying Virgin Galactic on suborbital trips into space will be able to see themselves floating weightless against the backdrop of the Earth below while 16 cameras document the adventures, the company said Tuesday.

Highly detailed amenities to enhance the customer flight experience were shown in an online event revealing the cabin of the company’s rocket plane, SpaceShipTwo, which is undergoing testing in preparation for commercial service.

There are a dozen windows for viewing, seats that will be customized for each flight’s six passengers and capable of adjusting for G forces, and, naturally, mood lighting.

Yet designer Jeremy Brown said the passengers’ most lasting impression may come from a large mirror at the rear of the cabin.

“We think that there’s a real memory burn that customers are going to have when they see that analog reflection of themselves in the back of the cabin, seeing themselves

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Virgin Galactic’s Luxurious Spaceship Interior Wants You to Enjoy Zero Gravity in Style

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Virgin Galactic revealed the interior of its Spaceship Two vehicle, VSS Unity, earlier today in a YouTube video. Unity’s interior, roughly the size of a midsize business jet, incorporated a minimalist design, with six high-tech seats for the “astronauts”—or space tourists paying for the experience—and 12 domed windows allow simultaneous views of space and planet Earth, either from their seats or while floating around in a weightless state.

The company today also released a free app on the Apple Store.

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“We built this spaceship from the inside out,” Sir Richard Branson said during a smaller, follow-up press conference hosted on Zoom. “We started with what we believed would be an optimal customer experience and then built the spaceship around it. This cabin will allow thousands of people to realize their dreams of traveling in space.”

The

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Orlando Soria’s ‘Build Me Up’

HGTV's "Build Me Up" host Orlando Soria enlists the help of homeowner Eileen for a paint project in her master bedroom. <span class="copyright">(HGTV)</span>
HGTV’s “Build Me Up” host Orlando Soria enlists the help of homeowner Eileen for a paint project in her master bedroom. (HGTV)

There’s a touching moment in Wednesday night’s episode of HGTV’s “Build Me Up,” in which interior designer Orlando Soria brings Eileen, a Huntington Beach single mom whose son is preparing to leave for college, to tears.

“I feel revived,” she said upon viewing her newly remodeled digs. “You’ve literally changed my life. I’m so excited for the next 20 years.”

Following a month of grim COVID-19 headlines for California, Soria’s new home-improvement series is an uplifting breath of fresh air much like John Krasinski’s “Some Good News” and the “Queer Eye” reboot. For Soria’s show is less about a quirky host and more about homeowners who are navigating difficult life changes.

“It’s nice to turn on the TV and see someone doing nice things for someone,” Soria

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This Stylish Apartment Has the Chicest Kids’ Rooms You’ll Ever See

Photo credit: Eric Piasecki
Photo credit: Eric Piasecki

From ELLE Decor

After a young family of five living in Greenwich Village decided to move into a new apartment that would keep them in the Manhattan neighborhood but better fit their growing number, they sought out interior designer Gideon Mendelson, who had designed their original home.

For this project, Mendelson used neutral tones in the common areas, like the living room and the kitchen. In smaller spaces, he took risks with pattern—witness a faux marble–painted floor and a wallpapered ceiling in the foyer. The black dining room pops with a gold ceiling, a dramatic effect that contrasts with the adjacent ivory living room.

Mendelson studied architecture, and that training influences his design approach. He creates rooms where form comes first and contrasting textures give spaces their shape. Usually, he says, it takes some time living within a space for clients to understand the full

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