With regard to Seymour Powell’s designs for Richard Branson’s space rocket, Virgin Galactic (DW 5 October), the cabin and chair designs look a bit ‘now’? You’d be forgiven for thinking you were travelling to Bristol.
But the pod-like seats are simple and ergonomic. Like those in Concorde, the leather chairs suggest you are getting into a very fast object. The diving suits, however, feel very wrong and, with my body shape, I’d rather be put in a canon and shot into space.
Let’s at least hope that all materials used are, at worst, environmentally friendly. Where are the side tables to put the caged canaries?
Marksteen Adamson, Director, Arthur Steen Horne Adamson, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1TA