World View enters the space tourism and exploration market to take passengers to the far reaches of space

World View enters the space tourism and exploration market to take passengers to the far reaches of space

Press release from: World Vision
Posted: Monday October 4th 2021

World View, the leading stratospheric hot air balloon company, today announced an expansion of its services that includes the global launch of the first-of-its-kind experience at the periphery of space. The World View space tourism experience is the most affordable, longest and most accessible space experience on Earth. As a purpose-driven company, World View is focused on inspiring, creating and exploring new perspectives, providing participants with greater accessibility to space tourism experiences than ever before. World View’s mission is to bring as many people as possible to the edge of space so that at 100,000 feet they will see a world without borders or species and return motivated to make the world a better place. The company believes that by reaching a critical mass of people experiencing what has been termed the flyover effect, humanity will be able to dramatically improve the future of our fragile Earth.

Mission: Rediscover Earth

Starting today, World View is accepting deposits for its journeys to the far reaches of space. With an initial deposit of $500, attendees can reserve their seat online for commercial flights. Priced at $50,000 per seat with flexible financing options available, the cost is significantly lower than any other civilian space tourism flight available today. World View’s first commercial flights are scheduled to begin in early 2024, with the nonprofit Space For Humanity operating the inaugural commercial flight.

World View trips will be taken from the Seven Wonders of the World, Stratospheric Edition™, for a stratospheric perspective few have ever seen. Spaceport locations, in order of scheduled opening date, include:

Grand Canyon, United States

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Serengeti, Kenya

Aurora Borealis, Norway

Amazonia, Brazil

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Great Wall of China, Mongolia

The World View experience is unlike any other. The journeys, originating from the World View spaceports to the Seven Wonders of the World Stratospheric Edition™, are built around a fully immersive 5-day experience. Participants will be offered excursions from spaceports, allowing them to discover and fully immerse themselves in the beauty, fragility, history and significance of the areas surrounding the Seven Wonders.

The flights will elevate eight participants and two World View crew members in a zero-pressure stratospheric balloon and pressurized space capsule to 100,000 feet, nearly 23 miles into the stratosphere for a transformative experience that will last six at 12 o’clock. World View participants will rise from spaceports around the world, floating gently through the atmosphere for hours to experience the curvature of the Earth and the darkness of space, taking them four times higher than a flight commercial. From this point of view, participants will witness the fragility of the Earth and appreciate the planet without borders.

“World View’s ambition is to change the conversation around space tourism. It’s not just a ride, it’s so much bigger and more important than that. By designing a space tourism experience that is more affordable and accessible to more people, we hope to give as many humans as possible the chance to view our planet from unprecedented new heights,” said Ryan Hartman, President and CEO of World View. “We are redefining space tourism for participants by spending hours at the climax, building memories around some of Earth’s most magnificent wonders.”

World View Explorer space capsule overview

World View designed the Space Capsule Explorer to provide an elevated luxury experience that includes a personal in-flight concierge, in-flight restaurant and bar, internet data connection, access to Earth-View cameras and Star-View telescopes. View, individual, fully tilting viewing screens. seats and toilets on board.

Bringing space tourism back to earth

World View believes in giving as many people the chance to experience this life-changing journey, with flights offered at more affordable prices, as well as easy financing options. The ascent and descent of World View is safe and gentle, allowing adults of virtually all ages and fitness levels to enjoy this unique event.

Interested attendees can now make a $500 deposit to reserve their spot online. When booking their flight, a booking window will open for those at the front of the queue.

World View also announces that Space for Humanity, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to expanding access to space for all humanity, has secured the first commercial flight, which will take a cohort of ‘citizen astronauts, selected by the organization, to experience the bird’s-eye view effect from space for the first time. Space for Humanity citizen astronauts are selected through the organization’s rigorous review process. Once selected, they receive specialized training, particularly in how they will use their experience in space to meet some of our greatest challenges as leaders here on Earth. In addition to training, Space for Humanity covers all expenses for citizen astronauts, which are paid for through the organization’s fundraising efforts.

“We are very pleased to have secured the first commercial capsule of World View,” said Rachel Lyons, executive director of Space for Humanity. “Our mission is to extend access to space to all and, in doing so, support the transformation of our world’s most ambitious leaders so they can use their experience in space to create positive change. here on Earth. This is a revolutionary time for space tourism and we look forward to giving more people the opportunity to experience it for themselves.

A Proven Legacy

Over the past seven years, World View has paved the way for the emerging stratospheric economy, unlocking new affordable applications with the introduction of the Stratollite unmanned flight vehicle, as well as the design and development of stratospheric balloons and Explore space capsule.

World View pioneered the exploration of the stratosphere through groundbreaking research and discovery. The organization has designed and patented sophisticated take-off and landing systems, and developed complex methodologies to maintain and control trajectories in the stratosphere. These innovations have led to work with NASA and other governmental, scientific and aerospace organizations that need permanent and reliable access to the stratosphere.

In 2014, World View carried Alan Eustace 135,890 feet above Earth to the world records for the highest and longest free fall, records that still stand today.

For more information, please visit www.worldview.space.

ABOUT WORLD VIEW

World View is the leading stratospheric balloon company whose mission is to transform space tourism into Earth activism. Through its legacy of stratollitic imagery and its newly launched space tourism and exploration activities, World View strives to achieve its ultimate goal: to honor the Earth so that future generations will feel blessed to call it home. they. For more information, visit worldview.space.

ABOUT SPACE FOR HUMANITY

Space for Humanity expands access to space for all humanity. The non-profit organization hosts the world’s first sponsored citizen astronaut program, where leaders of all backgrounds can apply for an opportunity to go into space and experience the effect of big picture: the cognitive shift in consciousness that occurs when a human being looks down on Earth from space.

Through its citizen spaceflight program, leadership training, and collaborative efforts to educate the public, Space for Humanity is setting the stage to create the world we want, both here on Earth and in the cosmos. For more information, please visit www.spaceforhumanity.org

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