Hitch A Ride On A Space Balloon For Unprecedented Views of Earth
Space fans will be able to fly high enough to see the curvature of our planet for 90 minutes.
At the end of June, World View tested a 1/10th scale model of its planned balloon-driven space flight system. The model reached its intended altitude, floated at the edge of space, was able to capture images of the curvature of the Earth, descend, deploy its return flight guidance system and land at its intended landing spot.
The balloon rose to about 23 miles above the Earth. A long way from the 62 miles where scientists argue that space begins, but high enough that you can see the curvature of the planet and much of its surface against the blackness of space.