Virgin Galactic has released images of the beautiful lounge area where those who are paying $250,000 to be ushered into space for 90 minutes will spend time before and after their trips are complete.
The “Gateway to Space,” portion of Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport America in New Mexico, is “now operationally functional,” the company said on Thursday, while its commercial flights into space have not begun as of yet.
The company shared images of two floors of the building, which are filled with both spaces for technical operations and “communal spaces designed for use in the future by Virgin Galactic customers, along with their friends and families.”
The first floor is called Gaia — the Greek name for Mother Earth — and “serves as the social hub of the building, where everyone is part of the Virgin Galactic family.”
“Future Astronauts will share breakfast with spaceship pilots, grab coffee with rocket engineers and pass the time of day with the team from Mission Control,” Virgin Galactic said.