Back in January we saw the first prototype of Zero 2 Infinity’s space pod. Now the Spanish private space company brings us plenty of new details of their patented pod.
The pressurized pod, named Bloon, was designed together with the Barcelona School of Design and Engineering Elisava. This first ever European space pod will be able to hold six people, including the two pilots. The large panoramic windows and individual rooms will give the travellers a unique experience.
For sure it is the most environmentally friendly way to get to space. We should say near space, as the pod will go up to 36 km (22 miles). This is however plenty enough to detect the curve of the Earth and to experience microgravity for a minute (when going the right speed during descent).
They also announced they will work together with Ecoalf. This sustainable fashion brand will create the outfits for the pilots and the passengers. Expect to see some of the apparel in the next coming months. And if everything goes well during testing, we should see actual space tourism starting in 2018.
Check out the video below to see what this 4 and a half hour trip would look like.