If you feel like you are running out of places to travel, do not worry – the stratospheric balloon company Worldview offers balloon travel to the edge of space and it will only cost you a hefty $ 75,000 (US $ 50,000).
The famous balloon company has opened reservations for five-day balloon rides that promise to take willing travelers 100,000 feet over some of the world’s most iconic landmarks.
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World View has promised to take travelers everywhere from the Great Wall of China to the Grand Canyon National Park.
The company’s first official commercial flights are due to start in early 2024, with each seat costing $ 75,000 (US $ 50,000).
In a press release, the company said that “the World View space tourism experience is the most affordable, longest lasting and most accessible space experience on Earth.”
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The Arizona-based company, led by CEO Ryan Hartman, aims to enable travelers to explore places such as the Serengeti in Kenya, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Amazon in Brazil, the Aurora Borealis in Norway, the Giza Pyramids in Egypt and finally the Great Wall of China in Mongolia.
With World View officially dubbing these sites as “The Seven Wonders of the World, Stratospheric Edition.”
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The company hopes to depart from these iconic locations as it transports up to eight passengers and two crew members per day. Balloon that reaches an altitude of 100,000 meters, almost four times higher than a normal commercial flight, and almost 37 kilometers into the stratosphere.
The balloons are zero-pressure and allow travelers to float through the atmosphere while experiencing the darkness of space.
The five-day immersive experience also allows guests to explore the landmarks in the ground.
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