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world view takes you into outerspace via high-altitude balloon
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oct 25, 2013
world view takes you into outerspace via high-altitude balloon


world view takes you into outerspace via balloon
all images courtesy world view

 

 

for $75,000 USD, tuscon-based world view enterprises can bring you 30 km (18.6 miles) above the earth’s surface in a capsule lifted via high-altitude balloon for a suborbital spaceflight. similar to virgin galactic’s ‘SpaceShipOne’, the ride by london-based transportation designers priestmangoode to offer spectacular views of the curvature of our plant for a fraction of the cost.  ‘seeing the earth hanging in the ink-black void of space will help people realize our connection to our home planet and to the universe around us’, said world view CEO jane poynter. ‘the luxurious comfort and gentle glide of the vessel will spoil you for hours, while you sip your beverage of choice — the curvature of the earth will simply take your breath away.’ she adds. with tickets becoming available in the next few months, and trips commencing in 2016, the ride will let customers navigate at maximum altitude for about two hours.

 

 


world view experience takes you into outerspace via balloon

 

 

the high-altitude balloon will bring you 30 km (18.6 miles) above the earth’s surface in a capsule

 

 

similar to virgin galactic’s ‘SpaceShipOne’, the ride is designed to offer spectacular views of the curvature of the earth

 

 

‘the luxurious comfort and gentle glide of the vessel will spoil you for hours, while you sip your beverage of choice

 

 

with trips commencing in 2016, the ride will let customers navigate at maximum altitude for about two hours

 

 

the trip will cost customers approximately $75,000 USD

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