Sunday, 27 October 2013

United States Company offering Space Travel of 30 km-high balloon flights

Such a mind-blowing idea of space travel, and you don’t have pocket deep enough, Arizona based space travel company World View Enterprises plans to offer a trip to the edge of space in a luxurious eight-seat capsule for $75,000 per ticket. A balloon trip to space and back might be the somewhat affordable includes three days of training and two and half hour in space. The capsule will be lifted by a high altitude balloon that will go up up to about 98,425 feet or almost 20 miles (30 Kilometers) and stay aloft for two hours before returning back to Earth. That is not as high as Baumgartner's jumping point 128,100 feet or around 39 kilometers last year but much higher than one can usually reach the average altitude for commercial flights is about 9 to 10 KM above ground, or 30,000 to 40,000 feet. So passengers will be in the midst of the few to have seen the curvature of the Earth with their own eyes, can gaze at the astounding views, the blackness of space, the brilliance of stars and the thin veil of atmosphere enveloping our planet. Most interesting the first flight is planned for 2016. Component testing has already begun and sub-scale testing will soon be carried out as well. The space capsule will be build up by Paragon Space Development Corporation, which is developing technology for Inspiration Mars, a 501-day mission around Mars

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