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world view's space balloon to offer commercial rides to stratosphere for 50,000 euros

breathtaking voyage to the stratosphere

 

arizona-based company world view develops a balloon-carried capsule for breathtaking voyages to the stratosphere.  the first commercial rides aim to start in 2024 with a cost of around 50,000 euros. participants of all ages and physical conditions can enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event above some of the most astonishing landmarks on the planet, the ‘seven wonders of the world stratospheric edition’ as they call them.

 

from this point, travelers can experience contrast, feeling the earth’s curvature and the total darkness of space. the voyage starts by visiting the site the flight will begin, spending some days with local guides exploring the history and the beauty of the area. when the capsule is raised, it reaches altitudes over 100,000 feet, immersing the passengers into mesmerizing views. 

world view's space balloon to offer commercial rides to stratosphere for 50,000 eurosall images courtesy of world view

 

 

a stratospheric capsule

 

after its first spaceport at the grand canyon, the following goals are the great barrier reef in australia, the serengeti in kenya, the aurora borealis in norway, the giza pyramids in egypt, amazonia in brazil, and the great wall of china in mongolia. 

 

world view‘s explorer capsule is designed to provide a first-class inflight experience. the vehicle occupies a spacious cabin with luxurious, ergonomic seating, while the huge glazing provides sweeping views opening towards our planet’s beauty and fragility. the vehicle is outfitted with eight reclining seats, personal monitors, in-capsule dining, and other comforts. the experience is enriched by on-board video cameras that capture every moment, and powerful telescopes to zoom in on the world below and the stars above.

world view's space balloon to offer commercial rides to stratosphere for 50,000 euros
the balloon expands to fit an entire football stadium

 

 

‘world view’s ambition is to change the conversation around space tourism. it’s not just a joyride, it’s so much bigger and more important than that. by designing a space tourism experience that is more affordable and more accessible to more people, we’re hoping to give as many humans as possible the chance to see our planet from unprecedented new heights,’ said ryan hartman, world view president and CEO. ‘we’re redefining space tourism for participants by spending hours at apogee, building memories around some of earth’s most magnificent wonders.’

world view's space balloon to offer commercial rides to stratosphere for 50,000 euros
balloons are recycled after each flight

world view's space balloon to offer commercial rides to stratosphere for 50,000 euros

 

 

 

world view's space balloon to offer commercial rides to stratosphere for 50,000 euros
expands to fit an entire football stadium

world view's space balloon to offer commercial rides to stratosphere for 50,000 euros
pre-launch balloon fill

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