Space Flights ‘Economy’ Style To Be Available In 2016
Arizona company test ‘space tourism’ project
Arizona company World View Enterprises has revealed plans to launch a space tourism project in 2016. The company, which plans to use stratospheric balloons to carry passengers, has successfully completed a small scale test flight.
“We could be more excited about the results from this test flight”, said Jane Poynter, the company CEO. The balloon, launched from the Roswell International Air Centre in New Mexico, is said to have broken the world record for the highest balloon flight after reaching 36km above Earth.
The “World View experience” will use stratospheric balloons carrying the capsule of passengers. The “journey of a lifetime” cost £75,000 per person, cheaper than the £250,000-a-trip Virgin Galactic project set to launch next year. Can you imagine being able to take a trip into space like you would a trip to spain?
World View claims to offer a much different experience to previous space venture projects, as passengers will have at least two hours to take in the views of our planet. The trips could be transformative, it would give people perspective and they could see what we really are. A ball of blue light in an endless black.
Poynter explained, “We want to give people that experience of seeing the Earth from space for hours at a time and being able to contemplate the curvature of the Earth and that all comes with the experience”.
“By all accounts, it’s just magical. We believe it can be really transformative”. As technology advances the sky really is no longer the limit.