Skip to comments.Company to Balloon Tourists to the Edge of Space
Posted on 10/23/2013 6:47:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin
World View, an offshoot of privately owned Paragon Space Development Corp., is developing a balloon-launched, near-space ride for $75,000 -- less than one-third the current cost to fly on Virgin Galactic's suborbital SpaceShipTwo.
World View passengers will soar to an altitude of about 30 kilometers (about 100,000 feet) -- far short of SpaceShipTwos intended 110-kilometer (68-mile) high peak. Inside the capsule there will be little sensation of microgravity. Rather, the whole point of the ride is the view.
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I’ll pass. One malfunction and I’d be Lost in Space...sorry couldn’t reist...: )
A small price to pay to arrange a one-way trip for some unmentionable individuals.
It’s a long way down.
If it comes with a space suit and a parachute, count me all in
...file under more money than brains.
What about the helium shortage?
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