World View Enterprises

World View Enterprises has truly created a one of a kind, mind blowing experience that will leave you utterly awestruck. This is not your typical balloon ride, considering it costs $75,000, most would expect it to be anything but “typical”. Luckily, the price tag is completely reasonable for what it consists of, and it is definitely a once in a lifetime experience. World View Enterprises will actually send paying customers to the rim of space with a luxurious capsule for a four hour tour and up to heights of 20 miles.

While this is about 70 miles shy of actually being in space, the view that you will experience will be quite breathtaking. You will get a view of our Earth in all of its glory; beautifully contrasted with the colorless sky surrounding everything else. You will get a view of the Earth that is generally reserved for astronauts, which is rather exciting to think about.

World View Experience - Capsule Ascend

World View Enterprises states that the rides are low risk due to the numerous amounts of times similar balloons have climbed to altitudes this high, which is reassuring to say the least. Also, in the event that there is a balloon malfunction, the capsule itself has a safety system in place that will allow it to glide safely back if the need arises.

World View Experience - Capsule Landing Gear

The capsules are quite spacious and they’re capable of allowing up to eight occupants to freely walk within it, allowing passengers to choose their perspective that they wish to view without being restrained. But how soon will one be able to purchase their ride? Well, World View Enterprises has said that their initial launch for paying customers will most likely be available some time in 2016; not far away indeed, so you might want research into the process more so that you can be one of the first civilians to literally escape the worlds troubles for a short while.

World View Experience - Capsule Runway

We at Vicespy are highly interested in all scientific endeavors, and we think that it is amazing that technology is advancing to the point where this type of procedure will become common place. If Moore’s law continues at this rate, even space exploration will come to fruition for the common man, instead of being a dream that some of us hold dear. Thank you World View Enterprises for making an experience that once could only be fantasized, a reality.

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5 comments
AndreeC
AndreeC

What about the balloon thats sent up with it  ? Does it just get abandoned and left as space junk to clutter up the atmosphere with more crap ? 

Piman
Piman

@AndreeC Well it would pop eventually, as the pressure outside shrinks to zero.

..Then it'll clutter up the ground :)  Maybe it's biodegradable.  That would be a cool thing to find though.

siromar
siromar

@Piman @AndreeC Why are you making the assumption that the balloon would pop in vacuum? It wouldn't. The gas inside would exert a lot of pressure on the balloon's walls, but we're talking about a material strong enough to carry a huge metal cube 20 miles up in near complete safety. Regardless, the balloon won't reach that far. Eventually the atmosphere becomes to thin to support the balloon's weight. I assume that the balloon is designed to vent gas once it detaches, and it is then fetched once it lands. 

Piman
Piman

@siromar @Piman @AndreeC Agreed; probably won't pop in low-pressure.  The leaking-gas method would then be one of those safety measures they talked about, while humans are still inside.  And the company would probably have good incentive (from customer-base, maybe government, and also being an awesome smart startup) to keep the atmosphere and ground clean.

I wonder if they find your capsule and the balloon by attaching a GPS to each?