From climbing mountains and sailing the seas, to air travel and spaceflight, humanity has always gone higher and farther, for a better and new perspective of our world. Now, we want to take you to the edge of space to experience what scarcely anyone has – the perspective of Earth as a planet, a spaceship for all humanity and our global biosphere, spinning in the deep dark void of our solar system in our Milky Way Galaxy.
BREATHTAKING. COMFORTABLE. REVEALING.
Space Perspective’s magnificent, safe suborbital flight via space balloon will smoothly fly you to the edge of space. Soak in the curvature of our beautiful planet against the blackness of space, while gently sailing along inside the revolutionary, near-zero emissions Neptune capsule above the rich colors of the Earth below.
Less than 20 people have ever been to the edge of space under a space-balloon, far fewer than have been in orbit around our planet. For the first time, we can make the thrill of spaceflight accessible to you, our Explorers, in a safe, comfortable manner with minimal physical requirements and as simple as boarding an airplane. Our pressurized capsule affords a shirt-sleeves environment, and comes with a refreshments bar and lavatory, of course. And don’t forget to post to your favorite social media sites during your six-hour journey to the edge of space and safely back.
The original founders of World View Enterprises — a company aimed at using giant balloons to send payloads into the stratosphere — are launching a new venture together, one that will use those same massive balloons to send people leisurely above the Earth. Named Space Perspective, the now distinct company is focused on floating paying customers up to the edge of “space,” where they can get a rare view of the curvature of the Earth.
The company wants to fly customers up to 100,000 feet, or close to 19 miles high. It’s a much lower altitude than what many consider to be the edge of space at 50 miles up, so you wouldn’t get the full space experience. Space Perspective crews wouldn’t experience weightlessness, for instance (though they’ll feel about three pounds lighter). Still, the team argues people will be located above 99 percent of the Earth’s atmosphere.