Inside Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport Terminal

Founded in 2004 by Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic is an airline that offers trips to the outer rim of our atmosphere—taking off from a strip of dusty land in New Mexico. Tickets start at $200,000 and will afford passengers the opportunity to enter space—a claim typically reserved for NASA-trained astronauts. The trip lasts 90 minutes, courtesy of a supersonic plane, but hours more could …

Airbus Unveils “Bird of Prey” Hybrid Plane Concept

One component of Airbus’ goal of cutting aerospace emissions in half by 2050, the “Bird of Prey” concept debuted at the Royal International Air Tattoo airshow. This hybrid-electric engine passenger plane aims to mimic birds in various ways. Not only does it have a long tail and sprawling wings, it will arch like an eagle, have individual “feathers” that can be controlled on their own …

Airbus + LAYER Envision Better Economy Class Flying

For frequent flyers, or anyone who’s sat on a long-haul, it may seem like no effort has gone into improving economy class travel. That’s part of the reason why collaborative efforts between Airbus and London-based design firm LAYER feel very necessary. Together, they’ve proposed a paired app and seating concept. The former, called “Move,” encourages travelers to get up and walk around the cabin every …