Lift Off for Space Tourism Balloon

High-altitude balloon and capsule would take tourists to the edge of space.

by Irish Independent | June 25, 2014


A prototype of an orbiting hotel that could make space the final frontier of tourism / Independent.ie

A prototype of an orbiting hotel that could make space the final frontier of tourism / Independent.ie

An Arizona company says it has successfully completed the first scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to take tourists to the edge of space.

World View Enterprises of Tucson said that it launched the flight last week from Roswell, New Mexico.

Chief executive officer Jane Poynter says the system broke the world record for the highest parafoil flight, lifting a payload one-tenth of what is planned for passenger flight to 120,000ft.

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