Humans have always been fascinated with flying and the thought of soaring in the skies. What’s more is the fact that now we are able to go up to the edge of space thanks to new innovations and technology. These days, there are a few companies which are working to commercialize space travel and are busy in designing tours that would include spaceflights. Virgin Galactic has a space flight scheduled for 2014 where each passenger will pay 200,000 USD. For those of us who can’t afford this costly flight, we do have another option to enjoy the world view up from the sky. A new startup, World View Enterprises has come up with a unique offer which includes a total expenditure of $75,000 per head and in return they would get to enjoy a drink while getting a breathtaking view at the edge of space!
So in short, for the price of a luxury Sedan tourists can actually travel up in a pressurized luxury capsule using a balloon to a height of about 19 miles. Although this length falls short for the internationally accepted height of outer space by about 43 miles, it sure promises a great view. The flight would take about 90 minutes at a rising speed of 1,000 feet per minute and then sail for about two hours and returns to ground in about 40 minutes. The passengers are provided with a cabin within the capsule where they can enjoy a bar that serves drinks. This drink can be enjoyed while you enjoy the view from the capsule of the earth. One is able to notice the earth’s curvature and the blue glow of the atmosphere. World View Enterprise is aiming to send first passengers up to the space edge in 2016 once FAA approves the flight .
Although one might question if the trip is really worth it, but then again there will be many who would be paying to have this once in a lifetime experience and put it up on their Youtube and Facebook.