It’s not space tourism, but it’s close


Luxury Balloon Could Take Space Tourists 100,000 Feet Up

As [Nigel Goode, director of Priestmangoode, a British design studio,] sees it, the World View trips would begin before dusk. The large balloon that powers the capsule might need about an hour and half to get to 100,000 feet; after that, World View could drift into orbit for a few hours. The view that would afford is its own special kind of luxury, so Goode and his team designed the pod around four circular windows, each of which would allow two of the six passengers (and the two crew members) a front row seat.

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