World View enters the tourism and space exploration market to take passengers to the far reaches of space
TUCSON, Arizona – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – 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 onboard space experience. The World View space tourism experience is the most affordable, longest and most accessible space experience on Earth. As a primary purpose business, World View focuses on inspiring, creating and exploring new perspectives, providing attendees with more accessibility than ever to space tourism experiences. World View’s mission is to bring as many people as possible to the edge of space so that at 100,000 feet they see a world without borders or species and come back motivated to make the world a better place. The company believes that by reaching a critical mass of people who know what has been called the Bigger Effect, humanity will be able to dramatically improve the future of our fragile Earth.
Mission: Rediscover the Earth
As of today, World View is accepting deposits for its trips to the edge of space. With an initial deposit of $ 500, participants 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 expected to begin in early 2024 with the non-profit Space For Humanity providing the inaugural commercial flight.
World View journeys will originate from the Seven Wonders of the World, Stratospheric Edition ™, for a stratospheric perspective few people have ever seen. Spaceport locations, in order of expected opening date, include:
Grand Canyon, United States
Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
Aurora Borealis, Norway
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Great Wall of China, Mongolia
The World View experience is unlike any other. The trips, from 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 the spaceports, allowing them to fully experience and immerse themselves in the beauty, fragility, history and importance of the areas surrounding the Seven Wonders.
The flights will transport eight participants and two World View crew members in a zero-pressure stratospheric balloon and pressurized space capsule 100,000 feet above sea level, nearly 23 miles into the stratosphere for a transformative experience that will last six at 12 o’clock. World View attendees will rise from space ports 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 taller than a commercial flight. . From this point of view, the 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 more affordable and accessible space tourism experience for more people, we hope to give as many humans as possible the chance to see our planet from new, unprecedented heights, ”said Ryan Hartman, President and CEO of World View. “We are redefining space tourism for attendees by spending hours at the peak, building memories around some of Earth’s most magnificent wonders.”
Presentation of the World View Explorer space capsule
World View designed the Explorer Space Capsule to provide an elevated luxury experience including a personal in-flight concierge, in-flight restaurant and bar, internet data connection, access to Earth vision cameras and telescopes star-view, individual viewing screens, fully reclining seats and toilets on board.
Bringing space tourism back to Earth
World View believes in empowering as many people as possible 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 smooth, allowing adults of virtually any age and physical condition to enjoy this unique event.
Interested participants can now make a deposit of $ 500 to reserve their place online. When booking their flight, a booking window will open for those on the front line.
World View also announces that Space for Humanity, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit 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 Big Picture from Space effect 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 on 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 excited to get World View’s first commercial capsule,” said Rachel Lyons, Executive Director of Space for Humanity. “Our mission is to expand access to space for all and, in so doing, support the transformation of our world’s most ambitious leaders so that they can use their experiences in space to create positive change.” here on Earth. It is a revolutionary time for space tourism and we look forward to giving more people the opportunity to experience it for themselves.
A proven heritage
Over the past seven years, World View has led the way in 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 the Explore space capsule.
World View pioneered the exploration of the stratosphere through groundbreaking research and discoveries. 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 government, scientific, and aerospace organizations that require persistent and reliable access to the stratosphere.
In 2014, World View transported Alan Eustace to 135,890 feet above Earth to set 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 VISION
World View is the premier stratospheric hot air balloon company with a mission to transform space tourism into activism for Earth. Through both its legacy stratollitic imagery and its new ventures in space tourism and exploration, World View strives to achieve its ultimate goal of honoring the Earth so that future generations will feel blessed to have it at home. they. For more information, visit worldview.space.
ABOUT SPACE FOR HUMANITY
Space for Humanity expands access to space for all of humanity. The non-profit organization runs the world’s first sponsored astronaut program, where leaders, from all walks of life, can apply for an opportunity to go to space and experience the preview effect: the cognitive change in consciousness that occurs when a human is looking down at Earth from space.
Through its Citizen Space Flight program, leadership training, and collaborative efforts to educate the public, Space for Humanity is laying the groundwork to create the world we want, both here on Earth and in the cosmos. For more information, please visit www.spaceforhumanity.org.