A company offers balloon trips to the stratosphere

Flying in a balloon is an experience that those who have tried it recommend doing once in a lifetime. But what if this trip will take place practically in space? Yes, you read it right! The company World View Enterprises has offered a trip to the stratosphere in a balloon that will cost nothing more and nothing less than 55,000 euros.

The experience involves rising 30 kilometers above the Earth , which will allow us to observe the planet from a privileged point of view for two hours.

A transformative experience

For the CEO of the company, Jane Poynter , “seeing the Earth suspended in the void surrounded by the black of space will help people to realize the connection of man with the planet and the Universe that surrounds him, and it will surely be a transformative experience for clients ”:

The objective of this initiative is to open a new world for the exercise of human curiosity, scientific research and education. We are eager to break ground in this new, accessible and affordable space flight regime, and to share this awesome experience with people around the world.


Advantages over space travel

Virgin Galactic and XCOR Aerospace are offering short suborbital flights at an altitude of about 100 kilometers aboard powered space planes, in which passengers will have a few minutes of weightlessness, in addition to being able to enjoy the spectacular view. However, Poynter believes that the $ 250,000 that the first one charges per seat and the $ 95,000 for XCOR make the experience exclusive for millionaire people. As if the whole world could spend 55,000 euros on a balloon trip!

Latest tests on the capsule

Also, according to Poynter, none of the above ships are ready yet, while the balloon is a proven system. In fact, the company assures that they are conducting the latest tests on the capsule in which those who hire this service will travel and that it is designed by Paragon Space Development, a company that also helps in Martian exploration projects.