WOULD YOU TRAVEL TO THE EDGE OF SPACE IN A BALLOON?
World View Enters Space Tourism and Exploration Market to Take Passengers to the Edge of Space ..
It seems that everybody is going into space these days and as the space tourism markets opens up further World View, the leading stratospheric ballooning company have announced an expansion of services that includes the global launch of the first-of-its-kind, edge-of-space balloon experience.
The World View space tourism experience is the most affordable, longest duration and most accessible space experience on Earth. As a purpose-first company, World View is focused on inspiring, creating and exploring new perspectives, offering participants more accessibility to space tourism experiences than ever before. World View’s mission is to bring as many people as possible to the edge of space so that at 100,000 feet, they’ll see a world without borders or species and come back driven to make the world a better place. The company believes that by reaching a critical mass of people experiencing what has been labeled the Overview Effect that humanity will be able to markedly improve the future of our fragile Earth.
“We’re redefining space tourism for participants by spending hours at apogee, building memories around some of Earth’s most magnificent wonders.”
The World View experience is unlike any other. The voyages, originating out of World View Spaceports at the Seven Wonders of the World Stratospheric Edition, are built around a 5-day fully immersive experience. Participants will be offered excursions from the Spaceports, enabling them to fully experience and immerse themselves in the beauty, fragility, history, and importance of the areas surrounding the Seven Wonders.
Grand Canyon, United States
Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
Aurora Borealis, Norway
Giza Pyramids, Egypt
Great Wall of China, Mongolia
Flights will then lift eight participants and two World View crew members in a zero-pressure stratospheric balloon and pressurized space capsule to 100,000 feet altitude, nearly 23 miles into the stratosphere for a transformative experience that will last six to 12 hours. World View participants will rise from spaceports across the world, gently floating in the atmosphere for hours to experience the Earth’s curvature and the darkness of space, taking them four times higher than a commercial flight. From this vantage point, participants will witness the fragility of Earth and appreciate the planet without borders.
World View is now taking $500 deposits now to hold spots. The final price is $50,000 a seat with the first commercial flights expected to begin in early 2024 with non-profit Space For Humanity securing the inaugural commercial flight.