23 Oct 2013

World View Space Tourism Sends You 100,000 Feet Up In The Air (Video)

World View is a new form of space tourism that will sent you 100,000 feet up in the air by balloon, a trip is this new space balloon will set you back around $75,000 US dollars.
The project is in the start up stages at the moment, and the project is being run by Paragon Space Development Corp., who intend to build the balloon and the capsule that you can see in the photo and video below.
World View
The first paid flights in the World View space balloon will not take place until 2016, although it could be later than this depending on testing and when the various regulatory guidelines are met.
The World View spaceflight experience will begin with a gentle ride in the comfort of a luxuriously appointed space-qualified capsule, lifted by a high altitude balloon to 30 km. There, passengers will remain aloft for approximately two hours before gliding back to Earth.
Passengers will be among the few to have seen the curvature of the Earth with their own eyes. They will be able to gaze at the astounding views, the blackness of space, the brilliance of stars and the thin veil of atmosphere enveloping our planet – scenes previously witnessed exclusively by astronauts – for $75,000.
It certainly sounds very interesting, although we doubt many people will be able to afford the $75,000 price tag, it will probably take a few years before this sort of space travel becomes more affordable.
Source The VergeWSJ


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