Stratospheric Balloons Will Revolutionize Tourism

 October 7, 2021

By  BC Editorial Team

The future of tourism is space. Forget about imagining space in movies or when playing games using 10 darmowych spinów. This time around, it is happening for real, and perhaps you will be among the lucky ones to go on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

We have already started seeing business magnates like Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Elon Musk expanding their interests in this new adventure, and we will likely see more in the future. Richard Branson was the first billionaire in space with his Virgin Galactic space flight, which was a successful trip on 11 July 2021. Jeff Bezos will be the next one into space on July 20 using Blue Origin’s New Shephard rocket. On the other hand, Elon Musk is looking forward to landing on the moon in a few years to come.

As you can see, space tourism is becoming a hit. This, in turn, is expected to revolutionize tourism into a new action-packed adventure. But do not picture your usual NASA rocket ship. Space Perspective is a new company founded by Taber MacCallum and Jayne Poynter. This start-up company is looking forward to taking tourists into space using a high-altitude balloon. The stratospheric balloons can hold up to eight passengers (excluding the pilot) for about a six-hour trip, which is expected to cost around $125,000 per person.

Relatively Luxurious Space Tourism

Space Perspective has made itself stand out from other companies through its balloon design called Spaceship Neptune. People have begun booking seats, with the commercial operations expected to begin by the end of 2024. While aboard the capsule, passengers will be taken over 99% of the earth’s atmosphere, where they will get to enjoy the divine view.

The balloon, which is as big as a football stadium, will take passengers up to 100,000 feet. It will also include a spacious and pressurized cabin with reclining seats. As a result, this will create a comfortable trip for all its passengers. The journey will begin at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center before sunrise. This will give the tourists a chance to view the sun rising from space.

During the six-hour trip, passengers will have access to other benefits, including breakfast, Livestream capable Wi-Fi, anti-glare windows that make it easy to take photos, refreshments, and a bathroom.

The journey will begin with a two-hour climb, then two hours viewing session. Passengers will get a glance at the Earth’s curvature. Afterward, the balloon will begin its two-hour session back down off to the coast of Florida, where a ship will be waiting to take the passengers to the shore.

Wannabe Space Tourists Can Now Reserve Their Trip at the Edge of Our Planet

Previously, Space Perspective was offering private presale tickets, after which they sold out. But those who want to be part of this adventure still have a chance to join future trips. Besides, its first test trip occurred on June 18 at the Space Coast Spaceport based in Florida.

The flight had no crew on board and used a full-sized Stratospherical balloon simulator. In addition, the test lasted 6 hours and 39 minutes and was able to reach a maximum elevation of 108,409 feet (33,043 m). Lastly, it descended in the Gulf of Mexico as planned. Space Perspective is one of the companies that will be vying for customers against other companies. The only issue is that other companies will take passengers much higher than the Spaceship Neptune and on shorter flights.

BC Editorial Team


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