If you have an absurd amount of spending money, you may soon be able to see the planet from the edge of space — without using rocket fuel. Starting in 2016, an Arizona startup called World View wants to take space tourists up into the ionosphere in a capsule attached to a helium balloon.
Flights with World View would cost $75,000 for a two-hour trip, but really, can you put a price on the ability to appreciate the beauty of the planet from 19 miles up?
- World View Aims to Take Tourists to the Edge of Space , Laughing Squid
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