As a followup to Benson Space’s announcement of its “low-G” reentry plan, Brian Binnie of Scaled Composites talked a bit about the planned reentry experience for SpaceShipTwo during a talk Saturday at the Heinlein Centennial in Kansas City. According to Binnie, the peak G forces on reentry will be about 7 Gs. However, in a later discussion, he said that the G-force profile during reentry will be shaped like a bell curve, with about 20 seconds where the forces are in excess of 4 Gs. (Taking 7 Gs lying flat, as passengers on SS2 will be doing, is equivalent to taking 3-4 Gs sitting up, he noted.) He added that while Benson Space’s approach could be a way to mitigate G forces, the approach Scaled and Virgin are taking has the advantage of being simpler and thus less prone to failures.